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Designed for Elementary. Secondary, and Continuing Education Students

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The CM Global English Assessment

Your students deserve a quality assessment that maximizes their opportunity for learning success. CM Global English (CMGE) is an accurate, reliable, easy-to-use, B2B and B2G solution for your English (ELL/ESL/EAL) assessment needs. It is a comprehensive set of  measures designed for your International and ELL students in K to 12 Schools, and in Adult Continuing Education.

The CMGE assessment authentically captures a snapshot in time of your students’ English language abilities.  Assessment results are instantly available and securely stored on Canadian servers. The CMGE assessment provides valuable information for supporting your students’ academic needs.

The CMGE assessment can be used as part of the welcoming process for new students. And because it is consistently accurate, it can be used as an annual measurement of English acquisition for future instructional support.

The assessment is very easy to use, for both the student and the administrator. Results are instant. The assessment has four parts:

English Usage

Knowledge of Standard English semantics, lexicon, and grammar is assessed. Such knowledge is an indication of prior exposure to formal and informal English.


Reading comprehension in English is assessed, using fiction and non-fiction passages, each within a range of readability difficulty. The assessment provides a measure of syntactical understanding to navigate and comprehend age appropriate, English text.


English listening comprehension is measured by responding to oral questions, statements, and  commands  of increasing difficulty. Components are based on realistic scenarios encountered in daily social and classroom life.


A writing sample is created on a randomly selected, familiar topic. The selection of topics changes according to the student (Primary, Middle School, Secondary, or Continuing Education).

  • “Our international student program has been using the CMGE EAL online assessment platform for 3 years, with great success! The assessment is user-friendly and easy to administer to any sized group.  As a small, rural program with no designated EAL department, our English Department staff greatly appreciates the data I can share with them that saves valuable time and provides them with the information they need to successfully program for the EAL students in their classrooms. I have also shared assessment results with agents & natural parents at the start of the school year and then again, upon departure, and the feedback has always been fantastic!  Parents and students are always pleased to have some tangible evidence of progress and growth throughout their time with us. The team at CMGE go above and beyond to provide an extraordinary level of support to their clients.  Whether it's offering up sample activities to try in my language labs, providing tech support while the assessments are running or making suggestions on best practices for how to implement their many, useful online resources, these folks are there for you, 100%, no matter the size of the program.  They have always made me feel like a valued customer and I in turn, value their extensive knowledge and experience in the field of English language acquisition!”
    Krystal Wilkinson​
    ISP Director/ School Counsellor, Lord Selkirk School Division
  • The Richmond International Student Program has been using the CM Global English ELL assessment tool for a number of years. We tried the assessment on a test basis and eventually included both our short-term and long-term international students. We now use it for all of our school district's in-coming students and are extremely pleased with the product. With instant test results provided, we can immediately do course planning and know with confidence, that our students are placed in courses where opportunities for success are best realized.
    Shaun Sephton
    Director, Richmond International Education, School District #38 (Richmond)
  • “Our district has been using the CMGE online assessment since 2018. It is a user-friendly, comprehensive English Proficiency Assessment. The student assessment results are instant and can be easily shared with staff. I have appreciated the great customer tech support from Stephanie. The designers, Tony and Daphne are very knowledgeable and accessible ELL experts.”
    Michele Ginnell
    ESL Teacher Coordinator, Central Okanagan Public Schools International Education
  • I have had the pleasure of working with Tony Carrigan for many years and continue to be impressed by his creative approach to ELL assessment. According to one of our ELL teachers, Students of various language levels, from beginner to advanced, have found the CM Global English online assessment easy to use and intuitive. It has been a useful tool in helping to place these students in appropriate programs to ensure the are receiving the exact support they need to best enhance their English acquisition.
    Dr. Scott Bergstrome
    Director, International Programs School District #64 (Gulf Islands)
  • In developing the CM Global English assessment tool, our program was invited to participate in their product development - to test, to evaluate, and to provide feedback. We are thrilled with their assessment tool! We have been using it to assess G2 - G12 international students for some years. We have great confidence in CM Global English!
    Carrie Li
    Senior Manager, Richmond International Education, SD #38
  • I have known the designers of the assessment for more than thirty years. They are experts in the field of ESL assessment and instruction, both in Canada and abroad. Their ESL measurement tool, the CM Global English Assessment has been analyzed and proven to be a reliable and valid assessment.
    Dr. Lee Gunderson
    Professor, Language and Literacy Education UBC

Who uses CM Global English?

We provide English language assessments as a B2B to school districts, independent schools, international student programs, adult education programs, and recruiting agencies, including:

  • Richmond International Education, School District 38, British Columbia
  • Richmond School District 38, British Columbia
  • Richmond School District Continuing Education
  • New Westminster Schools, School District 40
  • West Vancouver Schools, District 45
  • St Georges School, Vancouver BC
  • Buffalo Trails International Program Alberta
  • Lord Selkirk School Division, Manitoba
  • Canadian Rockies Public Schools, AB
  • Kamloops Thompson International Student Program, School District 73
  • Thunder Bay Catholic School Board, Ontario
  • Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows School district 42
  • Brockton School
  • Kootenay Lake International Program, School District 8
  • Gulf Islands International Program, School District 64
  • Vancouver Island West International Program, School District 84
  • Battle River School Division
  • UASK Education Ottawa
  • Can-Achieve Education
  • EIC Education

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