ACTFL supports PK-12 schools and institutions of higher education in areas of assessment and articulation:
- to develop and maintain high-quality language proficiency assessments
- to train, certify and maintain highly reliable testers and raters
- to conduct research on proficiency and performance outcomes
- to collaborate with other language organizations and government agencies to support and promote research in the areas of high-quality language teaching and learning, including examining implications for teacher education.