Paragon Testing Enterprises is pleased to announce that an improved version of CAEL is now available to test takers in Canada who are seeking admission to Canadian universities and colleges. We are calling this fully computerized version of the test CAEL CE where CE stands for Computer Edition. CAEL CE is now available across Canada, and will soon be available at select international locations.
KEY FEATURES OF CAEL CE
CAEL CE is computer delivered and includes a number of improvements over the paper based CAEL. Many key features in CAEL CE stay the same:
Integrated and Topic-Based Test
CAEL CE is an integrated and topic-based test. Test takers are asked to combine more than one skill in the test on unified topics, such as writing an essay based on what they read and listened to.
Represents Language Use in an Academic Context
The test includes activities that students engage in during their Canadian post-secondary studies. The topics and tasks in the test are taken from first-year university courses.
Individual Scores for Each Language Component Plus an Overall Score
CAEL CE test takers continue to receive individual English proficiency scores for the Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking components, as well as an overall score that post-secondary institutions can use in evaluating applications for admission.
To best reflect the variety of English accents that test takers will encounter while studying in Canada, CAEL CE incorporates Canadian accents in the Listening and Speaking components of the test.
Test Taker Responses Scored by Expertly Trained Human Raters
Speaking and Writing responses continue to be rated by Paragon’s trained human raters, using the scoring criteria relevant to standards applied in Canadian academic contexts.
IMPROVEMENTS TO CAEL CE