ORAL PROFICIENCY INTERVIEW – COMPUTER (OPIc)
The Oral Proficiency Interview-Computer (OPIc) is an internet-delivered, proctored test which provides a valid and reliable measure of oral proficiency in English. The computer-delivered assessment emulates the ‘live’ OPI, but questions are delivered through a carefully designed computer program, and via a virtual avatar. Thus, the test can be taken on demand, and at a time convenient to the candidate and remote proctoring schedule.
The goal of the instrument is the same as the OPI: to obtain a ratable sample of speech which can be evaluated on the ACTFL Proficiency Scale in order to assign a rating. The current version of the OPIc assesses the full range of the ACTFL scale, from Novice through Superior. Test takers complete a background survey and self-assessment to generate a specific test form within their range of abilities.
WRITING PROFICIENCY TEST (WPT)
The ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) is a web-based, proctored, standardized test of the global assessment of functional writing ability in a language. The WPT measures how well a person spontaneously writes in a language (without access to revisions and/or editing tools). Writing prompts elicit responses in both Presentational and Interpersonal Modes of communication, depending on the targeted proficiency level. Rating occurs by comparing the test taker’s writing ability to the criteria described in the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines for Writing. ACTFL writing tests assess writing proficiency in terms of the ability to write effectively and appropriately for real-life writing purposes.
The ACTFL TEP is remotely proctored, on the test taker’s computer, from any suitable location.
Test takers receive an official ACTFL proficiency rating for each skill (speaking, writing, listening, and reading) according to the ACTFL Rating Scale. Test results and the certificate are delivered in approximately 14 days.
TEST ADMINISTRATION & DELIVERY
Visit Language Testing International, the exclusive licensee of ACTFL, to learn more about:
- Taking the TEP:
- Scheduling/Purchasing the TEP
- Requesting Test Accommodations
- Reviewing the Technical Requirements
- For technical requirements, please review the individual component requirements for L&R Cat, OPIc, and WPT