CAL English Proficiency Tests

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CAL English Proficiency Tests (CAL EPT) 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. 

CAL EPT At A Glance
Download the PDF for a quick overview of the CAL EPT suite of assessments.

CAL English Proficiency Test for Teachers

The CAL English Proficiency Test for Teachers (CAL EPT Teachers) measures the English language proficiency of nonnative English-speaking teachers in four skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening). An informative score report summarizes the examinee's skills according to CEFR proficiency levels and provides further information to meet employment certification, funding, and reporting requirements. The CAL EPT Teachers is available through CAL's sales and test operations partners in Latin America.

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CAL English Proficiency Tests for Students

The CAL English Proficiency Tests for Students (CAL EPT Students) measures the English language proficiency of English language learners at two levels: primary school and secondary school. The test measures students' English language ability in four skills (reading, listening, writing and speaking). Depending on the needs of schools and their students, the CAL EPT Student is available in two formats, the CAL EPT for Students: 4 Skills and the CAL EPT for Students: Listening and Reading.  An informative score report summarizes the examinee's skills according to CEFR proficiency levels and provides further information needed to meet funding and reporting requirements. The CAL EPT Students is available through CAL's sales and test operations partners in Latin America.

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CAL English Proficiency Test: Diagnostic for Students

The CAL English Proficiency Test: Diagnostic for Students (CAL EPT Diagnostic) measures the English language proficiency of English language learners at two levels: primary school and secondary school. This test measures the students’ ability in three skill areas: listening, reading, and writing. This quick diagnostic instrument provides results so that states, schools, and families can (1) better understand how students are improving their English language proficiency, (2) determine whether students should take a more comprehensive exam, such as the CAL EPT Students, and (3) better plan for ongoing language study. The CAL EPT Diagnostic is available through CAL’s sales and test operations partners in Latin America.

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Our Partners
CAL is proud to be working with the following partners to support the CAL English Proficiency Tests throughout Latin America.

DESTECA
DESTECA serves as the preferred Sales Representative for the CAL EPT in selected states in Mexico and provides other ancillary business activities.

Houghton-Mifflin-Harcourt (HMH)
HMH is a global learning company, HMH specializes in preK–12 education content, services and cutting edge technology solutions for today’s changing landscape. HMH serves as the preferred Sales Representative for the CAL EPT throughout Latin America. HMH also partners with CAL to offer research-based professional development services that can be customized to meet the needs and budgets of our clients.

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Regional Testing Centers
CAL works with Regional Testing Centers (RTCs) that are trained to administer the CAL English Proficiency Tests using best practices in test administration.

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