CAL English Proficiency Tests (CAL-EPT) are a suite of 5 separate English language proficiency tests developed for primary and secondary students and teachers in Mexico. All of the tests are linked to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and four of the tests are also approved by DGAIR and the Public Education Ministry’s (SEP) for federal funding and reporting requirements by providing CENNI scores.
The CAL English Proficiency Test for Teachers
This is a CENNI-approved English language proficiency test for teachers that measures all four skills. The test provides a CENNI certificate and an informative score report with CEFR and CENNI levels and a global score that meet DGAIR federal funding and reporting requirements.
The CAL English Proficient Tests for Students
Two separate tests that are CENNI-approved, one test measures the English language proficiency of primary school students, (fifth and sixth of primary school) and the other test measures the English language proficiency of secondary students (second and third of secondary school). Both tests measure reading and listening ability of students and provide a “CENNI Constancia” certificate and score report that meet federal funding and reporting requirements.
The CAL English Proficiency Test for Students: Diagnostic
These two independent tests (one for primary and one for secondary school levels), focus on measuring the proficiency level of students in 3 skill areas, (listening, reading, and writing). This diagnostic instrument concentrates on providing results so that states, schools, and families can better understand how students at these grade levels are improving their English language proficiency and if they are ready to take a CENNI approved test, such as the CAL EPT – Student tests and to help them plan for ongoing language study. The CAL-EPT Diagnostic is currently being used in select areas within Mexico by our partner, DESTECA.
CAL is proud to be working with the following partners to support the CAL English Proficiency Tests in Mexico and a growing cadre of countries throughout Latin America.
DESTECA serves as the preferred Sales Representative for the CAL-EPT in selected states in Mexico, our primary Regional Testing Center for most of Mexico, and as the hub for other ancillary business activities.
HMH is a global learning company, HMH specializes in pre-K–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 in selected states in Mexico and a growing number of countries in 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 also works with Regional Testing Centers (RTCs) that are trained to administer the CAL English Proficiency Tests using best practices in test administration.