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Testing Department
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Testing Department

Testing is a department in the Division of Student Affairs. Its main functions are as follows:

  • Administering local, state, and national test programs for college admissions, college readiness in math and English, and upper division college-level writing skills
  • Administering the Collegiate Learning Assessment and reporting results as part of the Voluntary System of Accountability
  • Assisting campus departments with assessment of program effectiveness
  • Overseeing the Early Assessment Program (EAP), which provides high school students with opportunities to achieve college readiness in English and Mathematics before attending CSULB
  • Collecting data pertaining to CSULB student characteristics, attitudes, aspirations and college satisfaction
  • Maintaining the CSULB Student Assessment website, which provides the campus community with comprehensive data concerning college readiness, freshman characteristics, student satisfaction, and academic performance
  • Assisting with periodic reviews of CSULB academic administrators by collecting quantitative data through survey methodology

Given these main functions, our mission statement is as follows:

The department of Testing is a comprehensive testing department in the Division of Student Affairs. It is committed to facilitating student enrollment and graduation by administering local, state, and national test programs, ensuring that the Early Assessment Program and other test regulations are well understood by feeder high schools and community colleges, analyzing and disseminating test results, and collecting data pertaining to college readiness, freshman characteristics, student satisfaction, academic performance, student success, and program effectiveness.

Please Note: The TESTING DEPARTMENT has moved to LIBERAL ARTS 5, ROOM 173.