K-12 / AAPPL

AAPPL – K12 Testing

The ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) is unlike any other assessment. AAPPL Measure addresses the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages and uses today’s communication media in which test takers perform tasks such as participating in a virtual video chat, creating wikis, e-mailing, and using apps to demonstrate language ability.

Watch this video to hear from students about their experiences taking the AAPPL Measure. The students who have volunteered to comment are from Glastonbury High School in Glastonbury, CT.

Language and Modes of Communication

The AAPPL Measure assesses the following modes of communication:

  • Interpersonal Listening/Speaking
  • Presentational Writing
  • Interpretive Reading and Listening


The AAPPL Measure is available in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and ESL.

ACTFL is committed to making the AAPPL test experience available to as many people as possible. For 2017 the AAPPL team is introducing a process whereby languages not listed above may be requested for consideration as part of a fast-track development approach that would involve the cooperation of the district requesting.

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