Effective August 2017 the California State University's (CSU) placement tests, the EnglishPlacement Test (EPT) and theEntry- Level Mathematics(ELM)Test, will no longer be offered.
Additionally, the CSU recently released new policies calling for the broadest use of multiple measures for skills assessments and course placement recommendations into general education written communication and mathematics/quantitative reasoning courses, commonly described as "college level English and mathematics" courses. These additional multiple measures will be used to supplement the information that currently is determined from the students' Smarter Balanced/EAP (CAASPP-EAP) Achievement Levels, SAT scores and/or ACT scores.
While the new policies apply to all first time freshmen who enter the CSU for fall 2018 (current high school senior class) matriculation and subsequent terms, the expansion of multiple measures beyond the current systemwide standards are currently being developed and will be released in early 2018. Until such time, freshman skills assessment for placement for general education written communication and mathematics/quantitative reasoning shall be based on the Smarter Balanced/EAP (CAASPP-EAP) Achievement Levels, SAT scores and/or ACT scores.
Please be sure to remind incoming Juniors that the CAASPP-EAP is important and that they should prepare for and take the test seriously. Incoming Seniors should be reminded to check their CAASPP-EAP scores and to ensure they successfully complete the appropriate courses in preparation for college.
As a reminder, CAASPP-EAP scores will continue to be accepted for placement into English and mathematics courses at all 23 CSUs and at over 95 California Community Colleges.
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