Grade Range: High School through Adult
Administration: Individual or Group
Time: Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes
The Comprehensive English Language Test (CELT) has earned
an excellent reputation as a valid and reliable instrument for
measuring English language proficiency for English as a second
language (ESL). It is especially appropriate for high school,
college and adult ESL programs at the intermediate and advanced
Features and Benefits
Listening, Structure and Vocabulary tests measure important
dimensions of second language learning.
Each section is of sufficient length to yield reliable results.
Authors are experienced test writers in the field of ESL.
All items were pretested on large samples of students of diverse
language backgrounds enrolled in intensive, college-level and
high school ESL programs.
Student Percent-Correct Scores may be referenced against normative
data for several reference groups:
- Foreign students admitted to an American university ESL
- Adult ESL students attending a language upgrading program
in a community college;
- Francophone ESL students from Quebec;
- High school ESL students;
- Adult ESL students in an intensive language institute;
- Adult non-native speakers accepted for academic work.
The Examiner's Instructions and Technical
Manual contains instructions for test administration,
a discussion of the procedures used in developing parallel forms,
and norms for six different reference groups.
Separate, reusable Test Books
for each of Forms A and B contain all three sections of the
test. Two parallel forms may be administered in alternate years
for placement purposes or as entry and exit tests within the
Answer Keys include built-in
table for easy conversion of number of incorrect and omitted
items expressed in a percentage correct score.
One C-60 Cassette is designed
for the Listening section of each form.
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