Early Assessment Program
2007-2008 Program Updates and
Professional Development Opportunities
Claudia Quezada, M.P.A.
California State University, East Bay
Direct (510) 885-3996
Early Assessment Program
11th grade testing (early assessment
of college readiness)
Supplemental high school
preparation in 12th grade
Reading Institute for Academic
Expository Reading and Writing
Early assessment of college readiness
Administered in 11th grade in conjunction
with STAR and CST’s
15 additional multiple-choice items in
English and mathematics
45 minute essay required in English
Selected items from CST and additional
EAP items (including essay in English)
are scored to determine student
readiness for college English and/or
EAP Testing Purposes
Identify students who need to
do additional work in English
and/or mathematics before
entering the CSU
Identify student readiness
Inform students, families, and
high schools of students’
readiness for college-level work
in English and mathematics
12th grade interventions
Motivate students to take
needed steps in 12th grade to
Why the EAP was created
In 1999 over half of all students entering
the CSU demonstrated a proficiency in
English and mathematics of “not ready
for college level courses.” Close to 66%
of students entered the CSU needing
remediation in at least one subject.
A collaboration between
– California State Board of
– California Department of
– California State University
Increase number of student, faculty,
staff and administrator participation
Increase parents’ knowledge and
understanding of EAP
Augment communication of
CSU EAP web site
CSU East Bay EAP web site
English & Math success web sites
RIAP and ERWC Professional
Failure to Meet the EPT and ELM
Requirements Costs Time and Money
Students cannot enroll in for-credit CSU
college English and/or math classes until they
meet the requirements.
They must spend time taking remedial classes
during their freshman year until they meet the
They have to pay for the remedial classes.
They will graduate later because they get no
degree credit for remedial classes.
If students do not pass the remedial classes
by the end of their first year, they will have to
leave the university.
Alternatives to the EAP
Mathematics Proficiency English Proficiency
SAT I 550 or more on the math portion SAT I 550 or more or more on the
SAT II 550 or more on Level IC or IIC
of the math portion SAT II 680 or more on the Writing Test
ACT 23 or more on the math portion ACT 24 or more on the English Test
AP 3 or more on AP Calculus AP 3 or more on AP Language and
or Statistics Comp. or Literature and Comp.
Data Coach Tips (1.5 hr release time)
Maria Carrillo High School, Sonoma County
1. Give every math & English teacher a
copy of their class roster with the names
of students who took EAP highlighted
As far as how others can share the info, I would
2. Each counselor will receive the same have them:
information for her/his counselees. In
case there are students who are condition- 1. Maintain close contact with the English
and math teachers at their site;
ally exempt but not enrolled in a math class
as a senior - hopefully, they will counsel
2. Use every venue to share data
such students to enroll in math immediately. (e.g., school newsletter, staff meetings,
department meetings, etc.)
3. Meet with English and math department
chairs to discuss EAP results & and how 3. College bound students must understand
to share the info. with their departments. they have everything to gain and nothing
Discuss results’ implications, how to to lose in participating in the EAP.
increase the number of students taking the
EAP, and how to have more students
achieve exempt status.
Proficiency One Year later
The CSU has become very successful in helping remedial
students achieve proficiency in mathematics and English
during their freshman year.
The number of students fully prepared for both
mathematics and English by the second year of
enrollment reached an all time high
of 19,734 or 83% in 2006.
New Essay Scoring and Administration
Beginning Spring 2007, students are
no longer required to fill in a “bubble”
to guide the scoring of English EAP
tests. All essays will be scored as long
as one EAP item on the multiple-choice
test is completed.
We heard your request- “Get results back
faster.” The EAP Essay administration
window was moved up in 2007, and will
also be moved up in 2008.
The EAP essays must be administered
between March 4-31, 2008.
NEW EAP Results Reporting
EAP results are now included in the
STAR Student Report. As a result,
EAP scores will no longer be mailed to
student homes or provided directly to
Schools will still receive:
• EAP Data File - a CD-ROM
containing student results
• EAP Data File layout – a description
of the fields included on the data file
• EAP District Reports – inside a
green folder. There is a district
report for each subject area tested.
NEW - View results online
By following a simple five-step
process, students can determine
their English and mathematics
EAP status and get step-by-step
advice for preparing for the CSU.
Note: Students must bubble
where it says the CSU can
receive their results, other-wise the
results will not be available online.
EAP Results Web Site
The new EAP website has been
updated to look like the STAR data
reported on the CDE website.
The site now reports:
• EAP report information by
county, district, and school;
• Subgroups such as English
Language fluency, economic
status, parent education,
ethnicity, gender and disability.
ERWC Online Registration
Expository Reading and
Writing Course (ERWC)
CSUEB RIAP Online Registration
Reading Institute for
Academic Preparation (RIAP)
The Feedback Is Great!
Reading Institute for Expository Reading and
Academic Preparation (RIAP) Writing Course (ERWC)
• The reading strategies, being able to •This was an excellent workshop.
to try them out as we learn them. It provided an engaging curriculum
The books are excellent! and ideas for lots of great learning
• Learning more about the EAP and
requirements for CSU students; •This was a great professional
development session. Thank you
• Reading the article “The High for providing high school teachers
School/College Disconnect”; with great training and materials;
• The importance of students •Great materials! Perfect for our
participating in the EAP. seniors.
for your continued
support of the