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Beginning to low-advanced


The CaMLA English Placement Test (EPT) is designed to quickly and reliably place ESL students into homogeneous ability levels. It provides an accurate assessment of a test taker’s general receptive language proficiency by measuring performance in the following key skill areas:

  • listening comprehension
  • grammatical knowledge
  • vocabulary range
  • reading comprehension

Teachers and program administrators will be able to confidently place ESL students into appropriate levels and classes based on a CaMLA EPT score. CaMLA EPT forms D, E, and F are parallel forms of the test.


  • 80-item multiple-choice exam
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • 3 forms available: D, E, F
  • Scoring is by punched stencil (purchasers may use their own scannable answer sheets)


The exam questions on the CaMLA EPT assess the following:

  • listening comprehension of questions and conversations (audio recording included)
  • grammar in conversational contexts
  • selection of vocabulary to fit the context of single sentences
  • reading comprehension of sentences and texts

CaMLA EPT Reports

CaMLA recently conducted a small-scale study to link CaMLA EPT scores to the Common European Framework of Reference: Learning, teaching, assessment (CEFR). The study established CEFR level scores for the CaMLA EPT.

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