CAL English Proficiency Tests for Students

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CAL English Proficiency Test for Students: Listening and Reading
for students in 6th year of primary and 3rd year of secondary

The CAL English Proficiency Test for Students: Listening and Reading is designed to measure the English language listening and reading proficiency of students in the sixth year of primary and the third year of secondary in public schools in Latin America.

CAL EPT Students At-a-Glance
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The assessment can be used for a variety of educational purposes, including providing information on the development of student English language proficiency over time and using that information to understand and inform changes and improvements to language programs. The information from the assessment can also help students and their families better understand how the students are growing in their English language proficiency and help them make plans for continued language study. 

The CAL English Proficiency Test for Students: Listening and Reading was developed taking into account the Mexican curriculum and culture. All portions of the student assessment are aligned with the Mexican English curriculum and with the language proficiency levels described in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and the Certificación Nacional de Nivel de Idioma (CENNI). 

After students have taken the test, CAL will provide the state with certificates of participation and score reports for each examinee.   

Looking toward the future, CAL is exploring the development of writing and speaking tests for students in the sixth year of primary and third year of secondary school.

Test Usage
The CAL English Proficiency Test (EPT-Student Primary; EPT-Student Secondary) for Students: Listening and Reading is a general proficiency assessment with two levels, one level may be used with students in the sixth year of primary education and one level may be used with students in the third year of secondary education. The assessments are not based on a specific curriculum, but are designed to measure the English proficiency of students of English in Mexico in order to provide information to administrators, educators, and students and their families on students’ growing language proficiency.

When choosing an assessment instrument, it is important to understand the purpose, intended audience, appropriate uses, reasonable accommodations, training requirements, and score interpretation. You can contact CAL to request information on the appropriateness of the CAL EPT-Student test for your specific needs. If not an ideal fit, CAL could explore the feasibility and cost of adapting these tests for specific purposes or audiences, interpreting scores through a different system, or developing a specialized test to meet your specific needs.

Information for Test Takers.

Learn about the CAL English Proficiency Test for Students: Diagnostic.

Learn about the CAL English Proficiency Tests for Teachers. 

Email CAL to learn more about these assessments.

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