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ACTFL Center for Assessment, Research & Development

ACTFL’s Center for Assessment, Research and Development (CARD) was approved by the ACTFL Board of Directors in May 2016.  The mission of the Center is to support PK-12 schools and institutions of higher education in areas of assessment and articulation:

  • to develop and maintain high-quality language proficiency assessments
  • to train, certify and maintain highly reliable testers and raters
  • to conduct research on proficiency and performance outcomes
  • to collaborate with other language organizations and government agencies to support and promote research in the areas of high-quality language teaching and learning, including examining implications for teacher education. 

ACTFL's Center is comprised of six programs including:

  1. Assessment Program
  2. Workshops Program
  3. Tester & Rater Certification Program
  4. Quality Assurance Program
  5. Research Program
  6. Contracts / Government Testing & Research Program