Global English Testing
Effectively evaluating English language proficiency in an international setting is a critical success factor in providing appropriate language instruction and allowing language learners to demonstrate what they know and can do in the language in authentic, real-world situations.
CAL has decades of experience in the development of valid and reliable language assessments at all educational levels and has worked with governments, programs, and local educators around the world to provide effective language proficiency assessment of English learners in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. We can work with you to develop assessments that meet your specific requirements.
CAL English Proficiency Tests
The CAL English Proficiency Tests (CAL EPT) are a suite of separate English language proficiency tests developed and available for primary and secondary students and teachers in Latin America. The tests can be appropriately modified for use in countries where English is taught as a foreign language.
CAL is serving as an external consultant to the Peace Corps to review and validate the Peace Corps standards for a Peace Corps Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate.
CAL English Proficiency Tests are a suite of separate English language proficiency tests developed for primary and secondary students and teachers in Latin America. The tests can be appropriately modified for use in countries where English is taught as a foreign language.
English today is both a global language and at the same time embedded in a great variety of social contexts, resulting in linguistic and pedagogical variation.
News & Events
Using an Argument-Based Validation Framework to Guide the Refinement of a High-Stakes Writing Test for K-12 English Language Learners
This commentary provides answers to frequently asked questions about test development from CAL's assessment specialists.
This short Q&A aims to provide insight into how test development and psychometric researchers at CAL identify biased items and prevent sensitive topics from appearing on CAL’s language proficiency assessments.