The Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency

The Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) is a set of standardized tests developed to measure student's achievement levels in up to six areas: Reading, Writing Skills, Writing Essay, Critical Thinking, Mathematics, and Science. Emporia State University assesses student skills in Writing Skills, Writing Essay, Reading, and Mathematics using CAAP tests. The CAAP tests help ESU in evaluating the effectiveness of the education students have received and identify areas to incorporate student learning improvement strategies.  The CAAP test also helps to inform the student and advisor in appropriate scheduling decisions and how best to achieve academic success.

Scores are reported only in the aggregate and individual scores are kept confidential.  CAAP scores are given to the individual student to provide information on achievement in these selected academic skills. For the student test results may give important insights about relative strengths and weaknesses as these relate to future education or workplace success.  Students scoring at or above the national mean on any CAAP module,receive a Certificate of Achievement, which can be used as part of your portfolio or “academic profile” when pursuing graduate school or job opportunities.