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Understanding Your EAP Results

Make It Count

In Spring of your junior year you participated in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in English Language Arts/Literacy and mathematics. Your school may provide you with your CAASPP and EAP results within 2-4 weeks after all schools in the district have completed testing. This report indicates how you performed on the grade eleven CAASPP. 

Learn Your EAP Status Now 

The earlier you know your EAP status during your senior year of high school, the sooner you can start preparing and building the skills you'll need for CSU English and mathematics courses. So find out about your CAASPP EAP status as soon as you can.

What Do Your Results Mean?

The CAASPP overall score can be used to provide an early indicator of your readiness for college-level coursework.

CAASPP EAP Result

Result Description

What it means

Standard Exceeded

Level 4

 

Ready for English and/or Math college-level coursework

You are ready to enroll in for-credit courses at the CSU. You must apply to CSUDH and meet admissions requirements.

 

Standard Met

Level 3

 

Conditionally Ready for English and/or Math college-level coursework

“Conditionally Ready” means you must complete one of the approved senior year-long English and/or Math courses during the 12th grade with a grade “C” or better.

CSUDH will assume you are completing an approved course. Students who are not must adhere to the  CSU Placement Test deadline.

The approved 12th grade ENGLISH courses are:

  • CSU Expository Reading & Writing Course (ERWC)
  • AP Literature/Composition
  • Weighted Honors English
  • IB English

Approved 12th grade MATH courses are those with a prerequisite of Algebra II or Integrated Math III, including:

  • Trigonometry
  • Math Analysis
  • Pre-Calculus or Calculus
  • AP Calculus AB or BC
  • AP Physics
  • AP Statistics
  • e-Learning CSU Course – Option for 12th graders not enrolled in a mathematics course. Find out more at CSU Math Success.  

Standard Nearly Met/Not Met

Level 2/Level 1

Not demonstrating readiness for English and/or  college-level coursework

You are not ready to take English college level courses upon admission to the CSU. You must take the CSU Placement Test by the deadline.  

 

Registering for the CSU Placement Test 

EPT and ELM test scores determine which math and English courses students are eligible to take at a CSUDH. The 2017 EPT/ELM test dates recommended are January 28, February 11, March 4, March 18, and April 1, 2017. Visit ETE for Placement Test registration or the CSUDH Testing Office. 

Exemption from CSU Placement Tests 

If you're planning on attending CSUDH or any CSU campus, you may earn an exemption from taking the required CSU English and/or Entry Level Mathematics Placement Test by completing one of the following with the indicated results or scores.

English Placement Test (EPT) - Exemptions are granted only to those who present proof of one of the following:

  • New* SAT: 550 and above
  • Old SAT: 500 and above
  • ACT: 22 and above
  • AP Language/Literature Composition: 3 and above
  • CAASPP EAP: Standard Exceeded
  • CAASPP EAP: Standard Met with complete approved senior year-long English course with "C" or better

Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) - Exemptions are granted only to those who present proof of one of the following:

  • New* SAT: 570 and above
  • Old SAT: 550 and above
  • ACT: 23 and above
  • AP Calculus or AP Statistics Exam: 3 and above
  • CAASPP EAP: Standard Exceeded
  • CAASPP EAP: Standard Met with complete approved senior year-long Math course with "C" or better
* In March 2016, the College Board began administering a new SAT. The new SAT scores are different than the old SAT scores. The CSU will accept both old and new SAT scores for students graduating in 2020 and prior. Students graduating after 2020 will be required to take the new SAT.