Analytic Studies


IMPORTANT NOTE: The Fall 2017 freshmen are the final cohort where proficiency at entry data is available. Effective Fall 2018 all new freshmen enroll in baccalaureate Written Communication and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning courses (some in enhanced college-level, baccalaureate credit-bearing courses).

Executive Order 1110 made changes to system policies related to academic preparation and placement in English and mathematics/quantitative reasoning courses. Effective Fall 2018, California State University discontinued proficiency and remediation policies for first-time freshmen and retired the English Placement Test (EPT) and Entry-Level Mathematics (ELM) Test.

Proficiency Reports of Students Entering The CSU System


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California High School Reports of
Mathematics and English Proficiency

If at least five students from a California high school enrolled at the California State University as regularly admitted first-time freshman, then a high school report is produced that includes proficiency rates in mathematics and English.

      Updated 04/03/2018


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CSU Freshman Proficiency Rates

CSU Trustee policy is that new students must demonstrate proficiency in math and English before they can enroll in college-level math and English courses. Proficiency is based on performance on standardized tests or performance on the CSU Entry Level Math (ELM) exam and the CSU English Placement Test (EPT). The annual proficiency rates, and their opposites-remediation rates, are available below for each CSU campus.

 

CSU Freshman Proficiency
- Campus and Systemwide

   
  

CSU Freshman Remediation
- Campus and Systemwide

   
     

CSU Freshman Proficiency
and Remediation Combined
- Campus and Systemwide

   
      Updated 01/11/2018


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CSU Freshman Proficiency and Remediation
At Entry and One Year Later
- Campus and Systemwide

CSU Board Policy also states that new students that were not proficient at entry must attain proficiency by the end of their first college year. One year later outcomes are available below for each CSU campus.

The Fall 2016 freshmen are the final cohort where proficiency status one year after entry (Fa16 cohort as of the beginning of Fa17 term) data is available. Under prior CSU policy, students who did not successfully complete remediation in the first year of enrollment were precluded from enrolling at the CSU in the following fall term until they completed their remediation.

Executive Order 1110 made changes to system policies related to academic preparation and placement in English and mathematics/quantitative reasoning courses. Executive Order 1110 FAQ clarifies consistent with Executive Order 1110, fall 2017 first-time students not completing remedial coursework in English and mathematics/quantitative reasoning in the first year of enrollment but who are otherwise eligible for re-enrollment shall be allowed to re-enroll in the subsequent fall term and shall be placed in a supported A2 and/or B4 GE course, as appropriate.

Similarly, first-time students matriculating prior to 2017-18 who were disenrolled from the CSU for not completing remedial coursework in English and mathematics/quantitative reasoning in the first year of enrollment shall be allowed to rematriculate at the CSU if they are otherwise in good academic standing (at the CSU and in subsequent work elsewhere). If the student has not met GE Area A2 or B4 requirements, the student shall be placed in a supported A2 and/or B4 course.

      Updated 12/19/2017


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Last Updated: December 14, 2018