ALIRA has Launched for 2022-23 Academic Year

ALIRA news

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assessment and uses a wide variety of texts, including shorter and longer texts from ancient Rome, authentic historical documents, and modern texts similar to those used in today's classical studies classrooms.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.