EPT/ELM scores are made available online with the student's pin and reported by mail.
Students may have scores reported to their intended CSU by contacting ETS either by phone at (925) 808-2142, by e-mail at EPT-ELMRequest@ets.org, or by mail:
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 4004
Concord, CA 94524-4004
Fees may be applied to this process. Contact ETS for details.
As of 2012, students who score below a certain score must participate in the CSU Early Start Program. Early Start requires students to take classes that focus on strengthening English and/or math skills in the summer before their freshmen year. Students who score below 147 on the EPT and/or below 50 on the ELM will be required to participate in Early Start.
The cut score for the EPT is 147 on a scale that goes from a lowest possible score of 120 to a highest possible score of 180.
In addition to the total EPT score, students receive separate scores on the component parts of the EPT: Reading Skills, Composing Skills, and the Essay. The Reading Skills and Composing Skills scores are reported on the same 120- to 180-point scale on which the total score is reported. The Essay score is different: the essay will be read by one member of the CSU English faculty and the scores range from a high of 6 to a low of 1.
The cut score for the ELM test is 50 on a scale that goes from a lowest possible score of 0 to a highest possible score of 80.
Students who participate in EAP will receive their status on the California Standardized Testing and Reporting (CA STAR) Grade 11 Student Report. The possible EAP statuses are: