A Proprietary ELL Assessment

How it Works

The CM Global English assessment is a comprehensive series of English assessments designed for Elementary and Secondary students. The assessment provides a snapshot of a student’s English capabilities within a learning environment where English is the medium of instruction.


The first test is a functional grammar timed assessment, which consists of 40 sentences. Each sentence has a blank space that requires a word or words. 


The second test is a reading comprehension timed assessment, which consists of 10 reading passages, both fiction and non-fiction, with a range of readability difficulty. 


The third test is a listening comprehension timed assessment, which consists of 40 short recordings. The student listens to each recording and selects the answer to each question from five possible choices. 


The CM Global English assessment concludes with the student being asked to produce a writing sample that is timed and based on a randomly selected topic. 

  • The Richmond International Student Program has been using the CM Global English ELL assessment tool for the past three 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 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 Student Program School District #38 (Richmond)
  • 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)
  • As the Director of the Vancouver and Toronto office of Can-Achieve International Education Ltd  I have had  positive experiences with our clients use of the CM Global English on-line assessment. Designed by ELL experts, it is a reliable, cost effective, and easy to administer tool for our clients to measure their proficiency in English.
    Jasmin Shao
    Director of Canada, Can-Achieve International Education Ltd
  • 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 for students in Grades 8-12.
    Dr. Lee Gunderson
    Professor, Language and Literacy Education UBC

Who uses CM Global English?

We provide on-line ELL (ESL & EFL) Assessments for school districts, private schools, international student programs, and overseas recruiting agencies, including:

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