Preparing For College Level Work 

EAP provides students with an early indication of whether or not they are ready for college English and math. The EAP measures students’ English and math skills at the end of the junior year to let students know in advance if they are ready for college level work. In addition, high school teachers can improve their skills to help students read and write effectively, as well as develop creative approaches to problem solving by.

ERWC

The Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) course is a 12th grade approved year-long college- preparatory English course designed to strengthens students’ skills to be better prepared for college coursework. The course is a component of the CSU’s Early Assessment Program (EAP) and approved as an “a-g” (subject area “b”) course for UC & CSU college eligibility.

Students needing additional preparation in their senior year, as determined by CAASPP/EAP, SAT or ACT results, should take a 12th grade approved year-long English course. The CSU highly recommends students to enroll in the ERWC course, if offered at their high school. The completion of the ERWC course with a C- or better is considered for placement in GE English courses. AP, IB and weighted Honors English are also 12th grade approved year- long courses seniors may take to meet the requirement (must earn a C- or better). See English Placement Checklist for more information.

Math

Taking a math course in their senior year strengthens students’ skills to be better prepared for college coursework. Other advantages include potential reduction in college costs and accelerated graduation. The CSU highly recommends students complete a fourth year of math (must earn a C- or better) and will consider the completion of four years of math for placement in GE math courses.

Students needing additional preparation in their senior year, as determined by CAASPP/EAP, SAT or ACT results, should take a 12th grade approved math course beyond algebra II. Be prepared and plan better by visiting the multiple measures math section by STEM majors and non STEM majors:

Educators

The CSU provides support and training in mathematics/quantitative reasoning through the Center for the Advancement of Instruction in Quantitative Reasoning(CAIQR)and training in implementing Expository Reading and Writing courses (ERWC)

Connect with your EAP site coordinator Josh Tirado to join a course, update your credentials, or for more information. 

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