You will receive an email notification once the results are available. Test results can be accessed in your CAEL Account.
CAEL Score Reports
Your test scores can be sent to five institutions at no cost. Please provide institution details when registering online, or up to 4 days before your test date.
If you need to request additional score reports after your test date, they can be ordered through your CAEL Account at a cost of $20.00 each.
Official score reports will only be mailed to academic and professional institutions.
CAEL Band Descriptors
Test takers receive individual English proficiency scores for the Reading, Listening, Writing, and Speaking components, as well as an overall score. Both CAEL and CAEL CE (Computer Edition) scores are reported on a scale from 10 – 90 with accompanying descriptors of what performance represents. The overall score will now be calculated as an equally weighted average of the four component scores rounded to the nearest ten-point interval. The table below presents descriptions of test taker proficiency at each full band level.
Overall Performance Band Score Descriptors for CAEL CE
|80‑90||Expert: Demonstrates a high level of competence, accuracy, and effectiveness in academic/professional settings|
|70||Adept: Uses generally accurate language in most settings; some limitations in flexibility are evident|
|60||Advanced: Displays competence in academic or professional settings|
|50||High Intermediate: Exhibits some competence in academic or professional settings; communication may break down in places|
|40||Intermediate: Demonstrates some ability to comprehend and articulate complex ideas and arguments typical of academic or professional settings|
|30||High Beginner: Expresses basic ideas about familiar topics in routine settings|
|10‑20||Low Beginner: Communicates with limited ability|
For a more detailed review of CAEL score interpretation, please see the CAEL Reporting Scale (PDF).
Introducing CAEL CE
Who Accepts CAEL CE?
CAEL CE Test Format
CAEL CE Test Preparation
CAEL CE Sample Test
CAEL CE Pretest
CAEL CE Test Day Information
CAEL CE Scores
CAEL CE Webinars, Workshops, and Courses
"CAEL CE (Computer Edition) is self explanatory, and is very user friendly. In the writing component, it helps that there is a word count feature. There is also no stress about handwriting being awkward or having to scribble over spelling mistakes. CAEL CE is the way to go forward because it's how the current education system works and the way communication is handled in the professional world. CAEL CE hits right at the mark!"
"What I like most about CAEL CE (Computer Edition) is the ease of understanding and navigating the test. Also, you can complete all components (speaking, reading, listening, and writing) at one time in about 3 hours."
"CAEL CE (Computer Edition) is a very well-designed English test. When preparing for the test, I went through the CAEL CE Practice Test which showed me exactly what the official test would be like!"
"What I liked most about CAEL CE is that it is a Canadian based English test and uses Canadian accents. It will help me get into my dream school at McGill University in which I can pursue my studies in International Relations. I would recommend CAEL CE for anyone because it is efficient, and not overly complicated or hard. It was simple and direct!"
"What I liked most about CAEL CE was that you can do the test on the computer, it uses Canadian English, and the results are released quickly!"
"I would recommend CAEL CE (Computer Edition) because, compared to other academic English tests, it's the same quality but at a cheaper price!"
"The CAEL CE Online Courses were a great opportunity to prepare for CAEL CE, and paired with the CAEL CE Pretest, provided thorough preparation for my test. I also found that completing all of the test components in one location at one time was very convenient."