CAL English Proficiency Test: Diagnostic for Students


The CAL English Proficiency Test: Diagnostic for Students (CAL EPT: Diagnostic) is a quick three-skilled test (listening, reading, writing) that measures the English language proficiency of primary or secondary students in Latin America. These tests can be administered in 75 minutes.

CAL EPT: Diagnostic At-a-Glance
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The CAL EPT: Diagnostic tests focus on CEFR levels A1 to B1 and can be for a variety of purposes, which include informing instruction in the classroom, measuring the development of students’ English language proficiency, measuring improvements to English language programs, and providing insight into students’ English language proficiency to determine whether they are ready to take a more comprehensive exam, such as the CAL EPT–Student.

While the primary and secondary tests are not based on a specific curriculum, they are designed to provide information to administrators, educators, and students and their families on students’ developing English language proficiency.

These tests provide information that helps 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 EPT: Diagnostic is available through CAL’s test operations partners in Latin America. 

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