AAPPL Research

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In anticipation of launching ACTFL’s Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) form for learners in grades 5-12 whose primary language is Spanish, we are seeking learners whose primary language is Spanish to participate in a pilot administration of the assessment.

The purpose of the pilot is to ensure the quality of our assessment. This pilot will also provide an introduction to the AAPPL for teachers who may consider using the test to assess their students’ language ability. We are seeking approximately 30 learners whose primary language is Spanish currently enrolled in grades 5-12 to participate. We anticipate that the piloting period will take place during May and June, and we are flexible based on the needs and schedules of the students and schools that are participating.

AAPPL is a computer-based assessment of proficiency and performance that is intended to complement classroom-based language learning, and this form is designed for learners whose primary language is Spanish. Aligned with the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, the AAPPL assesses learners’ Interpretive Listening (IL) and Interpretive Reading (IR) via audio and texts and drag and drop or multiple choice items, Presentational Writing (PW) by responding to prompts and Interpersonal Listening and Speaking (ILS) via a simulated video chat with a same-age, pre-recorded video. The AAPPL takes 30-120 minutes to complete and can be taken at home or in class depending on the current learning environment in your school.

As part of piloting the AAPPL, participants will take the test free of charge. If your school would be interested in participating, please let us know. For questions, inquiries and to sign up to participate in the piloting of the AAPPL, please email us at your convenience.

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