• Aligning school and CSU standards so that success in school means readiness for the CSU and/or
    community college
  • Giving more meaning and force to the California Standards Tests (CSTs)
  • Giving high school students an early signal about their college readiness and adequate
    time to prepare before entering CSU or the community college
  • Making the senior year a time for more direct and specific preparation for college
  • Exempting CSU-ready students from taking CSU placement tests or the SAT or the ACT,
    thereby reducing testing time for the students
  • Exempting CSU-ready students from Early Start Program requirements