ACTFL and LTI Announce Five Assessments Recommended for College Credit by American Council on Education

CONTACT: Margaret Malone

ACTFL and Language Testing International (LTI), the exclusive provider of ACTFL assessments, are pleased to announce that the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for five ACTFL language proficiency assessments: ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview - Computer (OPIc), ACTFL Reading Proficiency Test (RPT), ACTFL Listening Proficiency Test (LPT), and ACTFL Writing Proficiency (WPT).

ACE, the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.

“ACTFL is pleased for its assessments to, once again, be recommended for credit by ACE. The external feedback gained from ACE reviews are wonderful opportunities to stimulate program growth and enhancement," said Dr. Leah Graham, ACTFL Center for Assessment, Research and Development, Director of Contracts and Certifications. “In addition, the availability of ACE credit recommendations increases the accessibility of world language learning, acknowledges language proficiency gained outside of the classroom by populations such as heritage learners, and spotlights the value of meaningful assessment of language acquisition through proficiency.”

ACE CREDIT helps adults gain academic credit for courses and examinations taken outside traditional degree programs. More than 2,000 colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability of coursework and examination results to their courses and degree programs.

For more than 30 years, colleges and universities have trusted ACE CREDIT to provide reliable course equivalency information to facilitate their decisions to award academic credit. For more information, visit the ACE CREDIT website at

ACTFL offers a total of five assessments that have been recommended for college credit by ACE CREDIT. For a complete listing of these assessments, please visit the ACTFL page on the ACE CREDIT National Guide website.


ACE reviews are coordinated by the ACTFL Quality Assurance Program. The members of ACTFL’s 2020 ACE review team included Drs. Leah Graham, Camelot Marshall, Celia Zamora, and Mr. Michael Pereira. The ACTFL QA Program wishes to acknowledge the following colleagues for their contributions to this ACE Review: Dr. Erwin Tschirner, Dr. Olaf Bärenfänger, Ms. Kim Sallee, Dr. Cynthia Martin, Dr. Nina Lin, Dr. Adrian Massei, Dr. Stephanie Dhonau, the members of the ACTFL Quality Assurance Councils (WPT and OPIc) and the OPI Workshop Facilitators/Master Testers.