Today we will be taking the first portion of the EAP test. EAP stands for Early Assessment Program. This test will assess your readiness for college level writing. Based on the work you did on your Civil Disobedience essays and your performance overall on the essay on your final in January, I think you are all very prepared for this assessment.
Your essay will be scored according to the same scoring guide you used to evaluate your Civil Disobedience essay, which is also the same scoring guide I used to assess your final. Overall, you did well on both of those and so I expect you will do well on this test too.
Performing well on this test (and some extra multiple choice questions when you take the CST in April) may qualify you to be exempt from some college placement exams for English next year.
For more information about the Early Assessment Program please visit http://www.calstate.edu/eap/about.shtml