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Online Practice EPT Essay Assignments

The CSU is pleased to provide you with an opportunity to help your students prepare for the essay portion of the English Placement Test (EPT). Using an online tool known as Calibrated Peer Review (CPR), your students will respond to retired EPT essay prompts and engage in an online peer review process where they will learn to evaluate writing samples using the EPT scoring rubric.

Listed below are the steps that you will need to follow to get started with CPR.

Step 1: Learn More About How to Use CPR With Your Students

Please read through the CPR Frequently Asked Questions popup window icon * to determine whether or not you would like to use these EPT practice essay test assignments with your students.

Step 2: Take the CPR Tour

Take the 30-45 minute Calibrated Peer Review Tour popup window icon. This step-by-step overview of CPR will demonstrate how the online writing and peer review processes work. To begin, click the link above and select the “Tour” button below the CPR banner.

Note: in addition to the tour, each participant will be required to take a CPR pretest (questions based on the tour) one time before first accessing the CPR program.

Step 3: Sign Up for CPR

If you are interested in setting up CPR EPT practice assignments for your class, please fill out the form below. You will be contacted by a CSU writing instructor via e-mail with steps for getting started.

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