Early Assessment Program

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Early Assessment Program (EAP) helps students determine their readiness to take college level English and math courses before attending a California State University (CSU), or one of the participating California Community Colleges (CCC). The goal of the EAP is to increase the English and mathematics proficiency of CSU entering freshmen students and reduce remediation rates as a result of earlier interventions in high school. Knowing and understanding EAP status and overall CAASPP scores will give students the opportunity to improve their skills by enrolling in the appropriate senior year classes. Students who demonstrate proficiency in mathematics and/or English can skip the required CSU English and/or mathematics placement tests and avoid spending time and money in college remediation courses that do not count towards a bachelor’s degree.

All 11th graders will participate in the CSU Early Assessment Program (EAP) taken in conjunction with the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in English Language Arts/Literacy and mathematics. EAP results are only valid the year following high school graduation and are for placement purposes ONLY. The CSU or CCC does not use EAP results for admission purposes. Students who meet the admission requirements may apply to the CSU or CCC regardless of their EAP status.

Contact Us

Early Intervention Programs
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway 47SA 126B
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099
Tel: 661-654-2193
Fax: 661-654-3389

We are located next to Outreach.