This section provides
information on past, present and future developments of the CAEL Assessment.
CAEL is very active internationally and continuously conducts research
to examine issues of reliability, generalizability and validity across
Canadian and international test taker groups. These studies are generally
published in technical reports.
For example, a recent study of reliability and validity claims is reported
in Fox, J. & Fraser, W. (2008). Comparative analysis Qatar Nursing
Applicant Test Scores: CAEL Assessment and University of Calgary Admission
Test. College of the North Atlantic - Qatar. CAEL
test specifications were adapted for use in a computer-mediated screening
and placement test in Qatar (reported on at LTRC in Australia), which
is administered to 1000s of applicants annually. These data are routinely
used by the CAEL testing unit to conduct reliability checks, monitor
the accuracy of scoring procedures and investigate the validity of score
examined the viability of using CAEL in other national institutions
in Canada. And as a result, Canadian colleges and universities accept
CAEL for admission to their programs. Numerous research studies were
carried out when CAEL was routinely administered around the world in
the Canadian Education Centre network (a Canadian organization
with student reception centres in international sites, which operated
Studies on CEC-CAEL test use and test taker performance have routinely
been conducted with students in Asia (e.g., Korea, Malaysia, Thailand,
Hong Kong, Mainland China, Japan, etc.) as well as the middle East (Qatar,
Oman) and other contexts (e.g., Greenland).
Currently, analysis of test use is underway in Qatar, India and China.
Please use the links
below to learn more about areas of research, reports and articles on