The two tests have different intended uses, but may both be used within a single language program. The CaMLA EPT test forms contain test items across a broad range of proficiency levels while the MTELP Series test forms contain test items at a focused level.
The CaMLA EPT should be used to stream ESL learners into homogeneous ability groups. The CaMLA EPT is designed to be used with learners whose proficiency level is unknown. The CaMLA EPT will efficiently place these learners into level-appropriate classes.
The MTELP Series has been designed for use with learners whose approximate proficiency level has been determined. The test items on the MTELP Series forms are level-appropriate. That means that all the test content on a test form of the MTELP Series is specifically targeted at beginner, intermediate, or advanced learners, depending on the level used.