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College Readiness in English & Mathematics

CSU Criteria for College Readiness

College Readiness Rates at CSULB 2004-2013

College Readiness in English: Specific Data for Fall 2013 Freshmen

College Readiness in Mathematics: Specific Data for Fall 2013 Freshmen

For in-depth tables of test scores for CSULB Freshmen from fall of 2010, please view the Test Programs page of this website.

CSU Criteria for College Readiness

CSU criteria for college readiness will be changing for freshmen entering the CSU in fall 2011, in accordance with Executive Order 1048. For the latest information, also read this memo dated August 16, 2010.

Criteria used for freshmen in fall 2011 included the following. Tables that follow indicate college readiness rates for CSULB freshmen from fall 2004 through fall 2011.

Test or Component
Required Score or Status
SAT Reasoning Test

500 or above for English

550 or above for math

ACT

English: 24

Math: 23

AP
Varied tests; 3 or above
EPT or ELM

EPT: 151 or above

ELM: 50 or above

Early Assessment Program
Exempt status
College Course
Varied; grade "C" or better

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College Readiness Rates at CSULB 2004-2013

Year  English Readiness Rates Mathematics Readiness Rates
2013
79.0
83.4
2012
69.2
75.8
2011
69.7*
71.4
2010
55.2
72.5
2009
54.7
70.7
2008
57.1
68.1
2007
55.4
66.4
2006
56.3
64.8
2005
56.4
65.3
2004
50.1
61.3

*Note: English readiness rates grew because the SAT exemption changed from 550-500, allowing more students to qualify for an exemption from the EPT.

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College Readiness in English: Specific Data for Fall 2013 Freshmen

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid

Did not pass EPT- must take one semester of remediation

506

11.7

11.7

11.7

Did not pass EPT- must take two semesters of remediation

404

9.3

9.3

21.0

Exempt based on Advanced Placement Language

380

8.8

8.8

29.7

Exempt based on ACT score

134

3.1

3.1

32.8

Student has taken the EPT and scored 147 or greater

286

6.6

6.6

39.4

Exempt based on SAT I score

908

20.9

20.9

60.3

Exempt based on satisfactory completion of the GE-Breadth English composition requirement

6

.1

.1

60.4

Demonstration of English proficiency IS required and student has not taken the EPT

72

1.7

1.7

62.1

X

15

.3

.3

62.4

Y

140

3.2

3.2

65.7

Exempt based on Early Assessment Program test result

1491

34.3

34.3

100.0

Total

4342

100.0

100.0

 

 

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College Readiness in Mathematics: Specific Data for Fall 2013 Freshmen

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid

Did not pass ELM- must take one semester of remediation

398

9.2

9.2

9.2

Did not pass ELM- must take two semesters of remediation

320

7.4

7.4

16.5

Exempt based on Advanced Placement Examination in mathematics or statistics

575

13.2

13.2

29.8

Exempt based on ACT score

348

8.0

8.0

37.8

E

183

4.2

4.2

42.0

Exempt based on SAT II score

105

2.4

2.4

44.4

Student has taken the ELM and scored 50 or higher

628

14.5

14.5

58.9

A student initially identified as needing remediation who exhibits proficiency, by whatever means, PRIOR to matriculation

1

.0

.0

58.9

Exempt based on SAT I score

1079

24.9

24.9

83.8

Exempt based on satisfactory completion of the GE-Breadth mathematics/quantitative reasoning requirement

8

.2

.2

83.9

Demonstration of mathematics proficiency IS required and student has not taken the EPT

21

.5

.5

84.4

Conditionally exempt based on Early Assessment Program test result

1

.0

.0

84.5

Y

374

8.6

8.6

93.1

Exempt based on Early Assessment Program test result

301

6.9

6.9

100.0

Total

4342

100.0

100.0