Reading Test for Professionals® (RTP)
To take a demonstration version of the RTP in English, click here and leave the username and password blank.
The Reading Test for Professionals (RTP) is a standardized, computer-delivered test for the global assessment of reading ability in a language. RTPs measure how well a person understands spoken discourse as described in the ACTFL or ILR rating scales The reading texts and multiple choice questions and answers are presented in the target language.
Designed by testing experts, RTPs are carefully constructed assessments which evaluate Novice to Superior levels of reading ability. Most commonly, the test is administered to assess a specific range of proficiency from Novice Low to Intermediate Mid; Intermediate Mid to Advanced Mid, and Advanced Low to Superior, although other versions are available as illustrated below:
This approach insures that the test is candidate-friendly, focused and economical as far as time and effort.
|Test Length||50 minutes for a two level test (A, B & C)
75 minutes for a three level test (D & E)
120 minutes for the full range test (F)
|Test Format||Five texts at each level with four multiple choice questions per text|
|Test Content||Informal and formal texts on general, social, academic and professional topics, such as correspondence, technical reports, news articles and editorials|
|Rating||An ACTFL or ILR rating based on the range of the test taken|
|Languages||English and Spanish. French, German, Portuguese and Russian to be introduced in 2012.|
How do I request a Reading Test?
To schedule a Reading Test, your organization must set up a free account with Language Testing International – we will collect some basic administrative information and then provide access to a secure web-based scheduling utility. Using this utility, the organization can request assessments, track those requests, confirm appointments and see results.
Because the RTP is computer-based, organizations can arrange for candidates to take the assessment in a proctored setting at any time. All that is needed is a computer meeting the minimum specifications, detailed here, in an appropriate test environment.
Results of assessments are also posted and stored on the client utility website, allowing organizations to track their testing activity easily in a single location.
How is the Reading Test proctored?
RTPs must be proctored by am authorized, responsible individual, ideally a member of the HR department of the organization requesting the assessment. This individual, nominated by the organizing agency, will sign a form and provide it to LTI in advance of the assessment, undertaking to guarantee the identity of the candidate and the conditions under which the test is taken.
What is the cost of a Reading Test?
Please contact us for pricing.
In what languages is the Reading Test available?
English, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.