CAEL is administered by Paragon Testing Enterprises, a subsidiary of The University of British Columbia. Paragon is committed to developing tests that meet the highest quality standards in the field.

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."

    Barbara Benson
    Barbara BensonUniversity of Windsor
  • "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."

    Louis Buchanan
    Louis BuchananRyerson University
  • "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."

    Robert Berman
    Robert BermanUniversity of Alberta