Features & Security

Responsive. Reliable. Secure.

Reliable and Valid

The CMGE assessment is a reliable and valid assessment tool for educators. The assessments provide a series of language tests, designed and normed by Canadian ELL experts, that provide an accurate snapshot of the English proficiency of students. The primary, intermediate, and secondary assessments are consistent and the levelled results are aligned with provincial Ministries of Education standards, and provide information to teachers for explicit and specific English support.

The assessments and their multiple forms were field tested with hundreds of students, both internationally and locally. Raw scores were statistically analyzed at the University of British Columbia and the correlations across tests and forms were determined to be excellent. The assessments have now been taken by thousands of students and feedback from teachers and ELL specialists has been overwhelmingly positive.

“Overall, the teacher is the most important agent in the assessment process. Informed assessment is the key.” (Gunderson, Silva [2019])

Software Features

The CM Global English (CMGE) assessment has a number of programmed features to ensure the assessment is a true snapshot of how well a secondary or elementary student whose first language is not English will manage in a learning environment where English is the medium of instruction. To be successful in such an environment, the student must be able to understand what is read and heard and be able to express his/herself, particularly through written work. In order to do this we have disabled some internet, native browser functions to ensure validity.

  • Each section is timed with an ample window to complete the section.
  • The assessment is randomized – no two students will receive the same questions.
  • The back button on the browser is disabled, students are not allowed to review their work once questions are submitted.
  • Auto complete and predictive text have been disabled.*
  • Auto capitalization and auto punctuation have been disabled.*
  • If for any reason students have an issue with connectivity during the assessment and get logged out, if they log back in they will be able to continue the section in progress with the time they had left from point of logout, within a 6 hour window of the start of the assessment.
  • Instructions are clear and simple and include a resource for checking sound quality before the assessment begins.
  • You can choose whether or not you want your students to see their scores and their ELL levels at the conclusion of each of the three sub-tests.
  • Automated Daily and Weekly assessment reports for teachers and administrators will be generated and automatically sent to their emails each evening.
  • There is a Resource section available to teachers and administrators of Canadian schools and school districts which includes for example, a writing scoring matrix and an easy to administer, face to face, English speaking assessment.

* Settings must be adjusted if students are taking the assessments on iPads, instructions will be provided by CMGE.


CM Global English has integrated with True North to help administrators keep track of student information. User access codes must be assigned True North numbers before an assessment is taken. When the student completes their CMGE assessment their results are instantly sent to their student record in True North. You’ll be able to see their raw scores, ELL levels, writing sample and overall ELL level. Of course, you will still receive CMGE Daily and Weekly assessment reports as well as being able to follow student responses in real time, from the CMGE Dashboard.

Data Security

Data is housed on secure servers in the Kelowna Technology Centre in British Columbia where we have Redundant physical and software firewalls, Hardened operating system builds, Host-based security, and In-Depth 24×7 network monitoring. Data center staff have RCMP criminal record checks. Data centre requires 4 factor authentication. State-of-the-art security technology, with 24/7 Video Security Recording and Monitored Entry Alarm. Staff that have access to program code and student data have signed NDA’s and privacy agreements.

Customer Support

We pride ourselves on our customer service. Our team of highly trained professionals in both education and software development, ensure our work always meets a high quality standard. We pride ourselves on giving excellent customer support and we make ourselves available to give our customers confidence in our product and service.

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One of our team members would be happy to give you a demonstration of the system at your convenience.