Other Proficiency Scales
Common European Framework of Reference – Used in the European Union, the scale provides a practical tool for setting clear standards to be attained at successive stages of learning and for evaluating outcomes in an internationally comparable manner. The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) provides a basis for the mutual recognition of language qualifications, thus facilitating educational and occupational mobility. It is increasingly used in the reform of national curricula and by international consortia for the comparison of language certificates. (Find more information about the CEFR here http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/linguistic/cadre_en.asp.)
STANAG Scale – Used by the military in Europe, the STANAG 6001 (STANdardisation Agreement) is an international military standard created by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) allowing comparisons of language ability in different countries who may cooperate in military operations. The scale consists of a set of descriptors with proficiency skills broken down into six levels from No Practical Proficiency through Excellent (Native/Bilingual).
ACTFL/LTI assessments provide valid, reliable ACTFL or ILR ratings, depending upon client requirements. Testers are trained and certified separately in each scale, avoiding the pitfalls inherent in attempts to build simple crosswalks equating proficiency across the two scales.