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. These tests are linked to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
CAL EPT At A Glance
Download the PDF for a quick overview of the CAL EPT suite of assessments.
The CAL English Proficiency Test for Teachers
The CAL English Proficiency Test for Teachers measures the reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills of non-native English speaking teachers. The test provides an informative score report that 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.
The CAL English Proficiency Tests for Students
This test measures the English language proficiency of English language learners at the primary school and secondary school level. Both the Primary test and Secondary test measure students’ reading and listening ability and provide an informative score report that summarizes the examinee’s skills according to CEFR proficiency levels and provides further information to meet funding and reporting requirements. The CAL EPT-Student is available through CAL’s sales and test operations partners in Latin America.
The CAL English Proficiency Test: Diagnostic for Students
The CAL English Proficiency Test: Diagnostic (CAL EPT: Diagnostic) has two levels, one for primary school students and one for secondary school students. This test measures the proficiency level of students in three skill areas: listening, reading, and writing. This quick diagnostic instrument provides results so that states, schools, and families can better understand how students at these grade levels are improving their English language proficiency, to determine if they should take a more comprehensive exam, such as the CAL EPT – Student, and to help them plan for ongoing language study. The CAL EPT: Diagnostic is available through CAL’s test operations partners in Latin America.
CAL is proud to be working with the following partners to support the CAL English Proficiency Tests throughout Latin America.
DESTECA serves as the preferred Sales Representative for the CAL-EPT in selected states in Mexico and provides other ancillary business activities.
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.
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.