LTI works collaboratively with states to certify World Language, ESL and Bilingual language teachers through the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), ACTFL OPI – computer (OPIc) and ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test (WPT). If you are a teacher candidate and want more information, or want to apply to take these tests, choose one of the options below to direct you to the appropriate page.
The National Standards for Foreign Language Learning have defined what should be taught to students learning foreign languages. LTI answers the question of ‘how well’ those students do the ‘what’. The ACTFL Performance Guidelines for K-12 Learners have helped language teachers, school administrators, parents, and students to understand the developmental path that second language learning takes when it occurs within a school setting. They identify three modes of communication: Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational.
The ACTFL Latin Interpretive Reading Assessment (ALIRA) is a computer-adaptive assessment of Latin students’ ability to read for comprehension a variety of Latin-language texts that typify those used in an instructional setting. One or two multiple-choice questions accompany each text and gather evidence of understanding of main ideas, supporting details, point-of-view, inferences, or text purpose.
The ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) Measure is a performance assessment of Standards-based language learning across the three modes of communication Interpersonal, Presentational, and Interpretive) as defined by the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning.
Every year, LTI administers hundreds of thousands of tests, in over 100 languages, for a broad range of academic needs including entrance, placement and graduation requirements; program evaluation; credentialing of teachers and language professionals; and other situations specific to the needs of institutions of higher education.