For Educators

ERWC - CSU Recommended Curriculum

The Expository Reading and Writing (ERWC) community has long been known for transforming lives, but today, in the face of unprecedented challenges, we are also being asked to change our very notions of what it means to teach.

As a way to support teachers during these rapidly shifting times, we have created a resource that we hope will help you as you transition into online instruction.  ERWC curriculum (7th-12th grade) and online community is now open to all California teachers. Traditionally a teacher must attend an ERWC professional development workshop to attain access to the curriculum.  Teachers are now welcome to use the curriculum and can come to professional developments once the workshops restart in late 2020 and 2021.

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California State University Placement Standards

Academic Preparation is important for college success at the California State University (CSU). All CSUs use Multiple Measures to determine student placement into general education written communication and mathematics/quantitative reasoning courses through the following:

  • Assessment Tests (CAASPP-EAP, ACT, SAT, AP)
  • High school grades (Weighted GPA and Math GPA)
  • High school coursework

CSU's Multiple Measures for Placement (PDF)


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