CAELT™ : Examinations
Assessment tests to match your needs
CAELT currently has 3 versions of the English language skills test. All of our tests are conducted in a secure online environment. Tests are developed in accordance with strict standards-based procedures many of which come from research and guidelines prepared by the Council of Europe. All tests are rigorously pre-tested and validated before being offered to our clients and candidates. Each test has been designed to suit a particular purpose (for a comparison chart of the tests see below) and will respond to an employer's or candidate's particular assessment requirements:
Computer Assessed English Language Test + Assessor based examination of written and spoken English
The CAELTplus tests all skills areas including written and spoken English. Unlike the CAELT and the CAELTquick, the CAELTplus combines the computer-based assessment with a trained examiner to assess the candidates written and spoken English and to provide an in-depth assessor's report and recommendations. The CAELTplus has all of the sections of the CAELT as well as a written task and an interview with an assessor. It takes between 90 and 110 minutes to complete.
Computer Assessed English Language Test
The CAELT (Computer Assesses English Language Test) tests English grammar, vocabulary and usage, reading and listening skills over 4 sections which take approximately 60-80 minutes for a candidate to complete. It is recommended where an in-depth assessment of a candidates basic English language skills is required that is flexible for the employer and candidate and where cost-per-assessment needs to be low.
Computer Assessed English Language Test (short version)
The CAELTquick is a short test covering English grammar, vocabulary and usage, reading and listening skills which takes approximately 20-40 minutes to complete and is suitable for self-assessment or for employers or groups who need an assessment solution that is quick to complete for the candidate and provides a 'snap-shot' overview of their English language skills. It is not recommended where the candidates English language skills need to be assessed for critical tasks or employment where English will be the first language. It is useful as an assessment to set entry levels, for example, to training programs or English language courses.