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Assessments & The ACTFL Testing Office

ACTFL Center for Assessment, Research and Development

ACTFL’s Center for Assessment, Research and Development 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; and 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. 

Did you know that...

  • ACTFL offers oral proficiency testing in more than 100 languages and ACTFL writing proficiency testing in 18 languages?
  • You can earn college credit by taking an ACTFL assessment? The ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), the ACTFL Writing Proficiency (WPT) the ACTFL Reading Proficiency Test (RPT), the ACTFL Listening Proficiency Test (LPT) and the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview Computer Test (OPIc) are recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE)?
  • ACTFL provides testing support for the U.S. Department of Defense and conducts testing according to the US Government’s ILR scale?
  • The ACTFL OPI and WPT are recognized by more than 20 state certification boards for teacher licensure?
  • ACTFL assessments are accepted by over 20 states with Seal of Biliteracy  programs?
  • CAEP minimal requirements can be demonstrated through the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, ACTFL OPI, OPIc and Advanced Level Check?

ACTFL Assessments and the ACTFL Testing Office (LTI)

ACTFL currently offers a number of options for assessing (interpersonal) speaking, (interpretive) reading and listening and (presentational) writing skills. ACTFL assessments determine functional language ability as described in the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. The ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and the ACTFL Advanced Level Check are conducted and rated by certified ACTFL OPI testers. The ACTFL OPIc is rated by certified OPIc raters, The ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) is rated by certified ACTFL WPT raters.

ACTFL proficiency tests are currently being used worldwide by academic institutions, government agencies and private corporations for purposes such as: academic placement, student assessment, program evaluation, professional certification, hiring, and promotional qualification. Teacher certification boards in more than 20 states require evidence of spoken and/or written language competency as demonstrated through official ACTFL ratings. More than 200,000 ACTFL tests are conducted yearly through LTI, the ACTFL Testing office.

Proficiency Assessments

ACTFL Assessment Options for Measuring SPEAKING Proficiency

Official ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)
Official ACTFL Advanced Level Check
Official ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview– Computer (OPIc)

ACTFL Assessment Option for Measuring LISTENING Proficiency

Official ACTFL Listening Test (LPT)

ACTFL Assessment Option for Measuring READING Proficiency

Official ACTFL Reading Test  (RPT)

ACTFL Assessment Option for Measuring WRITING Proficiency

Official ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test (WPT)

Performance Assessments

ACTFL Assessment Option for Measuring Performance in ALL MODES OF COMMUNICATION

ACTFL Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL)

ACTFL Assessment Option for Measuring Latin READING Performance

ACTFL Latin Interpretive Reading Assessment (ALIRA)