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Paragon and AKD Inc. CAEL Assessment Initiative

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Dr. Donald Wehrung, CEO of Paragon Testing Enterprises, and Dr. Francis Pang, chairman of AKD Inc., shaking hands at the signing ceremony in Shenzhen, China.

Shenzhen, China – November 30, 2016

Paragon Testing Enterprises and AKD Inc. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to  work together to introduce the Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment as an important part of the English language preparation of students at the AKD Inc. Network of Schools.

Dr. Donald Wehrung, CEO of Paragon Testing Enterprises, and Dr. Francis Pang, chairman of AKD Inc., as well as several representatives from both organizations met in Shenzhen, China, to sign the MOU and officially announce the initiative.

“AKD Inc. offers excellent New Brunswick secondary school programs in China through its network of Concord College of Sino-Canada (CCSC) schools, and we look forward to working together on this initiative. The CAEL Assessment will provide a benefit to the students at the CCSC schools as the test includes language activities that are very similar to the activities that students will engage in during their first year of Canadian post-secondary studies,” said Donald Wehrung.

AKD Inc. is the parent company of CCSC, a private international school group in China. CCSC delivers New Brunswick secondary school programs to thousands of Chinese and international students across 18 campuses throughout mainland China. The CCSC Beijing school alone has close to 7,000 graduates with Chinese/Canadian dual high-school diplomas.

Paragon and Maple Leaf CAEL Assessment Initiative

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Dr. Donald Wehrung, CEO of Paragon Testing Enterprises, and Dr. Sherman Jen, founder and chairman of Maple Leaf Educational Systems, at the signing ceremony in Dalian, China

Dalian, China – November 18, 2016

Paragon Testing Enterprises and Maple Leaf Educational Systems have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to  work together to introduce the Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment as an important part of the English language preparation of Maple Leaf students.

Dr. Donald Wehrung, CEO of Paragon Testing Enterprises, and Dr. Sherman Jen, founder and chairman of Maple Leaf Educational Systems, as well as several representatives from both organizations met in Dalian, China, to sign the MOU and officially announce the initiative.

“Maple Leaf schools offer excellent British Columbia secondary school programs in China, and we look forward to working together on this initiative. The CAEL Assessment will provide a benefit to the Maple Leaf students as the test includes language activities that are very similar to the activities that students will engage in during their first year of Canadian post-secondary studies,” said Donald Wehrung.

Maple Leaf Educational Systems is China’s largest private international school system. It provides instruction in English by British Columbia–certified teachers and a BC Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma) to its graduation students. The school has 15 locations around China and over 20,000 students registered in its programs.

Paragon Acquires CAEL

June 30, 2015

Paragon Testing Enterprises is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Carleton University to acquire the Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment.CAEL Logo

CAEL is a standardized academic English language test that was first developed by Carleton University in 1987. It is accepted by over 150 academic institutions across Canada and the United States and by several international institutions. The test is also accepted at a number of professional organizations, including the Canadian Veterinary Association, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).

CAEL offers a unique test taking experience as it is an integrated, task-based test on one topic. The test consists of a paper-based Written Assessment and a computer-delivered Oral Language Test. The test is administered at over 25 locations across Canada and in select cities internationally.

“Carleton has had a long, enjoyable history as administrator of CAEL and now we are happy to hand the reins to Paragon, which is very well positioned to take over.” said Ed Kane VP of Assistant Vice President University Services at Carleton University.

“Paragon is delighted to have been selected to take over CAEL”  said Dr. Donald Wehrung, President and CEO of Paragon. “We are working hard to ensure a smooth transition and to earn the trust of the valued CAEL testing partners and all of the organizations that rely on CAEL.”

To learn more about CAEL, visit www.cael.ca.

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