Brigham Young University originally developed the WebCAPE assessment. The development of WebCAPE required significant involvement and research. Content was developed and reviewed, followed by rigorous testing to determine the level and significance of each question. The process was repeated multiple times until each question was calibrated and weighted according to its difficulty. Spanish was the first language developed, followed by French, German, Russian, ESL, Chinese, and Italian. Each language has a database of questions that range from 400 (Russian) to as many as 1000 (Spanish).
The license for WebCAPE was acquired by Emmersion Learning in 2019. Since the acquisition, updates and edits have been made to test content; however, no changes have been made to the scoring algorithm.