Table 4

The California State University
Mathematics Proficiency for CSU First-Time Freshmen
from California Public and Private High Schools
Regular Admits, Fall 2013

Early College Academy for Leaders and Scholars (ECALS)
Los Angeles

   Early College Academy for Leaders and Scholars (ECALS) All California High Schools
Mathematics Proficiency Number Percent   Percent
Total Assessed 6      
    Exempt from ELM 2 33   55
    Scored 50 or above on
    modified ELM
   (or 550 or above on old ELM)
1 17   16
    Demonstrated Proficiency
    Prior To Enrollment
0 0   0
    Not Proficient in
3 50   29
     Mean   Mean
ELM Mean   39   43

Focus on Mathematics provides information about the entry level mathematics requirement of the CSU (ELM test). The document explains scores on other tests that will exempt students from ELM, and it includes answers to a number of frequently asked questions. Focus on Mathematics includes samples of the types of questions appearing on the modified ELM test.

Explanation of ELM