Assessment for Middle School Students

Grades 4 – 7

The CM Global English (CMGE) assessment for elementary students (Intermediate grades [4 to 7] and Late Primary [2 and 3]) is similar in format to the secondary assessment. The significant differences in the elementary assessment are the reading and listening sections are shorter in length and time and the topics are age appropriate for younger students.

Intermediate Written Semantics and Grammar

The written grammar section is similar to the secondary assessment. Knowledge of two-word verbs, clauses, various verb tenses, prepositions, pronouns, possessives, irregular plurals, and comparatives are assessed. The student must choose from four possibilities. At the conclusion of this section, the student is automatically directed to the reading
comprehension.

Intermediate Reading

The intermediate reading comprehension assessment consists of 5 reading passages, fiction and non-fiction, with a score out of 50. The assessment is a multiple choice, cloze test. In this cloze test, words in the passage are replaced, in a consistent manner, with blank spaces. The student demonstrates reading comprehension of the passage by choosing the correct word from five possible choices. The readability of the passages becomes more difficult. At the conclusion of this section, the student is automatically directed to the third part of the assessment.

Intermediate Listening

The intermediate listening assessment has 27 short recordings. Some of the recordings have accompanying pictures. Some of the recordings consist of oral passages that the student listens to and then answers several questions about the passage. At the conclusion of this section, the student is automatically directed 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.

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