Assessment for Middle School Students

Grades 4 – 7

The CM Global English (CMGE) assessments for Intermediate grades [grades 4 to 7] and Late Primary [grades 2 and 3] are similar in format to the Secondary assessment. The reading and listening sections are shorter in length as well as in duration. The topics of reading and conversation are age appropriate for younger learners.

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Intermediate Written Semantics and Grammar

The written semantics and grammar section is similar to the Secondary assessment. Knowledge of English formal and informal syntax and grammar is assessed. At the conclusion of this section the student is automatically sent next to reading comprehension.

Intermediate Reading

The intermediate reading comprehension assessment consists of a number of fiction and non-fiction passages. The assessment is a multiple choice, cloze test. The student demonstrates syntactical understanding by correctly choosing the missing words in each passage. The readability of the passages gradually becomes more difficult. At the conclusion of this section, the student is automatically directed to the third part of the assessment.

Intermediate Listening

The third section is a timed, listening comprehension assessment, consisting of a number of short recordings. The student listens to each recording, some of which are illustrated, and chooses the best answer from a number of  possible choices. Some of the recordings consist of oral passages requiring several answers. The assessment gets progressively more difficult. At the conclusion of this section, the student is sent to the fourth and last section of the assessment.

Intermediate Writing

The fourth section of the CM Global English assessment asks the student to produce a written sample that is timed and based on a randomly selected topic. The topics are age appropriate for middle school students.