CSU Bound Students-It’s Time for Placement Tests!!! 1


Any one planning to attend a California State University campus next year, must take English (EPT) and Math (ELM) placement tests before starting. You need to take the tests now. Even if you have not heard from the campus of your choice, take the tests now!!!

1. YOU MAY BE EXEMPT IF YOU DID THE FOLLOWING.

ENGLISH:

  • A score of 500 or above on the critical reading section of the College Board SAT Reasoning Test
  • A score of 22 or above on the American College Testing (ACT) English Test
  • A score of 3 or above on either the Language and Composition or Composition and Literature examination of the College Board Scholastic Advanced Placement Program
  • Completion and transfer to CSU of the credits for a college course that satisfies the CSU General Education requirement in English Composition, provided such a course was completed with a grade of C or better
  • A score of “Exempt” or “Ready for college-level English courses” on the CSU Early Assessment Program (EAP) taken along with the English Language Arts California Standard Test in grade 11

MATH:

  • A score of 550 or above on the mathematics section of the College Board SAT Reasoning Test
  • A score of 550 or above on a College Board SAT Subject Test in Mathematics (level 1 or level 2)
  • A score of 23 or above on the American College Testing (ACT) Mathematics Test
  • A score of 3 or above on the College Board Advanced Placement Calculus AB or Calculus BC exam
  • A score of 3 or above on the College Board Advanced Placement Statistics examination
  • Completion and transfer to CSU of a college course that satisfies the requirement in Quantitative Reasoning, provided such a course was completed with a grade of C or better
  • A score of “Exempt” or “Ready for college-level Mathematics courses” on the CSU Early Assessment Program (EAP), taken in grade 11 in conjunction with the CST in Summative High School Mathematics or Algebra II
  • A score of “Conditionally ready for college-level Mathematics courses” or “Conditional” on the CSU Early Assessment Program (EAP) taken in grade 11 along with the California Standards Test in Summative High School Mathematics or Algebra II, provided successful completion of a CSU-approved 12th grade math course that require Algebra II as a prerequisite.

2. You can take them at any CSU campus regardless of whether you are planning to attend that CSU campus. You only need to take the tests for th subjects for which you are not exempt. Go to the ETS site to get more info.  http://www.ets.org/portal/site/ets/menuitem.1488512ecfd5b8849a77b13bc3921509/?vgnextoid=e9a72d3631df4010VgnVCM10000022f95190RCRD&vgnextchannel=bc41e3b5f64f4010VgnVCM10000022f95190RCRD

3 You can only take the tests once. They are very important as they place you in your freshman English and math classes.

4. The tests are $18 per testand you must pay with a check of money order made out to ETS on the Saturday morning test date. Your entry ticket will provide more info about what to bring on the test date.

5. Here is a link to test dates around the state. You can also go to your local CSU and find its test dates. You need to sign up in advance. http://www.ets.org/csu/test_administration/dates/

6. Here is national information site. It has free practice tests on it.
http://www.ets.org/portal/site/ets/menuitem.1488512ecfd5b8849a77b13bc3921509/?vgnextoid=e9a72d3631df4010VgnVCM10000022f95190RCRD&vgnextchannel=bc41e3b5f64f4010VgnVCM10000022f95190RCRD

7. Here is a site for English placement practice tests and other readiness materials. http://www.csuenglishsuccess.org/exam_prep_esw

8. Here is a site for Math placement practice problems and other readiness materials.
Math test readiness
http://www.csumathsuccess.org/exam_prep

9. Please register online and keep track of
Entry ticket
User Name and Password
Scores
And make sure scores are sent to the CSU they choose to attend..

10. Here are more great links.

Readiness Materials!!!!!!!!
Here is great link with activities to help prepare kids for EPT.
http://www.csuenglishsuccess.org/eshome
Activities by grade level.

The Roadmap is awesome for seniors and tells them what to do!!!!!!!!!!
Great link with activities for kids for EPT
http://www.csuenglishsuccess.org/english_roadmap/english_roadmap?time=1266444889

Two practices tests
http://www.csuenglishsuccess.org/exam_prep_esw

Great resources for counselors
http://www.csuenglishsuccess.org/esw_counselor_eptreq

Great Math Help and Info
http://www.csumathsuccess.org/mshome

Roadmap for math
http://www.csumathsuccess.org/my_roadmapintro?time=110241

Here are practice sites for tests
Math-http://www.ets.org/portal/site/ets/menuitem.1488512ecfd5b8849a77b13bc3921509/?vgnextoid=e7a72d3631df4010VgnVCM10000022f95190RCRD&vgnextchannel=9531e3b5f64f4010VgnVCM10000022f95190RCRD

English-http://www.ets.org/portal/site/ets/menuitem.1488512ecfd5b8849a77b13bc3921509/?vgnextoid=eba72d3631df4010VgnVCM10000022f95190RCRD&vgnextchannel=a461e3b5f64f4010VgnVCM10000022f95190RCRD

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