Paragon’s Test Research and Development unit is responsible for designing, developing, and conducting research on the company’s tests of English language proficiency and other content areas as they emerge. In support of the company’s overall mission, the Test R & D unit’s mission is to develop and produce innovative, valid, fair, accurate, and high quality assessments through collaboration among the unit’s members and with its many stakeholders.
Paragon is dedicated to sharing the results of research on its English language testing program with those who use its tests. See our latest CAEL research.
"One of CAEL’s most attractive features is its academic focus. That is, CAEL results provide a reliable indicator of the potential for academic success because its test focus is application rather than ascertaining the student’s knowledge of language structure. We chose CAEL after careful examination of other well-known assessment tools and were impressed with its ease of administration and the technical support provided."
"We have consistently found the test to be a much more accurate instrument for predicting academic success than the other tests available. We plan on continuing to use CAEL as long as it is available."
"We chose CAEL because it contains, and expects students to produce (in writing & speech), the actual academic language of the university community. This validity was crucial in our decision."