ACTFL and Language Testing International (LTI), the exclusive licensee of ACTFL assessments, are proud to announce that the ACTFL Latin Interpretive Reading Assessment (ALIRA) is now available for 2022-23 with updated content. ALIRA is a proficiency- and performance-based assessment and uses a wide variety of texts, including shorter and longer texts from ancient Rome, authentic historical documents, and modern texts similar to those used in today's classical studies classrooms.
ALIRA provides a performance rating that aligns with benchmark points along the continuum towards proficiency. Within the Novice level, there are four such points (represented as N-1 through N-4), within the Intermediate ranges there are five points (I-1 through I-5), and there is one point within the Advanced range (A-1). The score reports provide an explanation of each score, as well as improvement strategies.
ALIRA was created through a collaborative effort between The American Classical League (ACL) and ACTFL. It is a first-of-its kind assessment that is based on both the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages and the Standards for Classical Language Learning. It is a multiple choice, computer-adaptive assessment that can be delivered during a single class period of fifty minutes.