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The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to many ongoing inequities in education and has raised various challenges for assessing student progress in remote, in-person, and hybrid learning environments. Ensuring learners’ access to online learning and assessments remains a high priority. The myriad challenges of connecting to remote assessments and health, safety, and other considerations for in-person assessments show the complexity of assessment.
ACTFL is alarmed by the recent wave of proposed and, in some cases, passed state legislation targeting transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming individuals. This type of legislation is discriminatory, it is born out of hate and scapegoating, and is antithetical to the values of ACTFL and the language education profession. We unequivocally condemn these cruel pieces of legislation.
ACTFL and Language Testing International (LTI), the exclusive provider of ACTFL assessments, are pleased to announce a new digital badging program through Credly. Digital badges are now issued to students in higher education institutions and adults completing an official ACTFL proficiency assessment, and may include the associated ACE CREDIT recommendations for the ACTFL assessment taken.
For a fourth consecutive year, ACTFL is celebrating Lead with Languages Advocacy Month in February 2021. As part of its greater mission to improve and expand the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction, each February, ACTFL and its Lead with Languages campaign propose initiatives and digital activities to celebrate the achievements of language advocates from around the country and bring awareness to the value of world language education in the United States.
ACTFL applauds President-elect Joe Biden on his nomination of Dr. Miguel Cardona, the current Commissioner of Education in Connecticut, as the next Secretary of Education.
United by a common mission to support language learners and to advocate for languages as an asset for the communities and economies across the US, eight organizations have released updated guidelines for the implementation of the Seal of Biliteracy.
ACTFL is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 ACTFL Professional Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions to the field of language education.