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ACTFL Releases the 2019 AAPPL For Administration in a New Delivery System

CONTACT: Camelot Marshall
(703) 894-2900 x128

ALEXANDRIA, VA  – ACTFL released the 2019 ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) in all 13 languages for administration in Language Testing International’s (LTI) 2.0  test delivery system.  The core design and fundamental construct of the AAPPL 2.0 remain the same, but it features an updated look and feel and will be delivered through an enhanced test delivery system!

AAPPL is an assessment of proficiency and performance designed to complement classroom-based language learning.  As an assessment of standards-based tasks across the three modes of communication as defined by the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, AAPPL assesses Interpersonal Listening/Speaking, Presentational Writing, Interpretive Reading, and Interpretive Listening.

The ACTFL assessment team developed items with the new 2.0 online features in mind while maintaining the core design and features of the AAPPL.  “A great team of dedicated world language educators worked together to develop the 2019 AAPPL 2.0,” explains Dr. Camelot Marshall, Principal Assessment Manager at ACTFL.  “With their knowledge and experience, we developed an assessment that maintains the core design of the AAPPL, targets the intended ACTFL proficiency levels, follows best practices in test development, and is age-appropriate and of interest to students.”

In October 2018, ACTFL released the 2019 content topics. In keeping with our motto, “practice makes proficient,” the released topics allowed instructors to create classroom- and homework-based opportunities for students to practice tasks within familiar contexts across all modes of communication

AAPPL 2.0 is now compatible with desktop and tablet operating systems. Visit the ACTFL website for more detailed information about the AAPPL and helpful tools for teachers and learners or visit Language Testing International to learn more about the test delivery system, accommodations, or to take a  demo.

AAPPL 2.0 is available in Arabic, Chinese-Mandarin, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Thai.  

About ACTFL:
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is the national association for language education professionals from all levels of instruction and representing all languages. With more than 12,000 active members, ACTFL provides innovative professional development opportunities, acclaimed training and certification programs, and widely cited books, publications, scholarly journals, research studies and language education resources, including Foreign Language Annals and The Language Educator magazine. As part of its mission and vision, the organization provides guidance to the profession and to the general public regarding issues, policies, and best practices related to the teaching and learning of languages and cultures. ACTFL is a leading national voice among language educators and administrators and is guided by a responsibility to set standards and expectations that will result in high quality language programs.

About LTI:
Language Testing International (LTI) is the exclusive licensee of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency assessments. LTI is committed to offering language assessment products supported by the highest levels of service and utilizing the latest web-based technologies to deliver valid, customized results quickly and efficiently. Tests are conducted and rated by ACTFL-Certified Testers and Raters.

The Language Testing International press release can be found at: https://www.languagetesting.com/pub/media/wysiwyg/media/aappl-2-press-release.pdf.


Friday, March 1, 2019