How CMGE Works

Accurate. Reliable. Easy to Use.

The CM Global English (CMGE) assessment provides an authentic snapshot in time of how well your K to Grade 12 and adult students whose first language is not English will cope in a learning environment where English is the medium of instruction. To be successful learners in such an environment, students must be able to understand what is read and heard in the classroom and to be able to clearly and accurately express themselves.

As a CMGE B2B or B2G partner in student learning, your school or institution will have a unique web address, taking you and  your students to your logo – branded, CMGE landing page. Your unique dashboard also provides branded reports, additional assessments, and many free educational resources.

Any web browser will be sufficient and the assessment works on both PCs and Apples and on either computers or tablets.

On your CMGE landing page, your students log in with their assessment access code. They will be asked to enter their name which will remain affiliated with that access code. If at a later date in the year or in following years, the students are reassessed, you will be able to easily compare their results.

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-measures.

Secondary, Intermediate, and Late Primary assessments are each age appropriate but are all similar in format.

Standard English

Written semantics and grammar are assessed. Knowledge of English morphology, semantics, and grammar are an indication of the student’s prior exposure to formal and informal English.


Comprehension of fiction and non-fiction passages, ranging in reading difficulty, is assessed, This provides a measure of the student’s syntactical understanding to navigate and comprehend a text within their age range.


The student responds to oral questions, statements, and  commands  of increasing difficulty. Questions are based on realistic scenarios that a student may encounter in daily home and classroom life.


The student produces a writing sample by writing about a randomly selected, familiar topic. The writing topic prompt changes according to the age of the student (Primary, Intermediate, Secondary, and Continuing Education).

Assessment Reporting & Resources

Your CMGE dashboard gives you access to various reports and resources. You can see your student results in live-time. Reports can be downloaded in PDF format for student records.

Assessment reports are available for individual students and by groups. Administrators receive daily and weekly summary reports.

From your dashboard, you can access a number of resources that enhance the assessment experience. Available resources are free to our clients.

Request a Demo

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