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IJͼ Assessments

The gold standard for assessing proficiency and performance

Assessments

IJͼ assessments are used worldwide by academic institutions, government agencies and private corporations for purposes such as: academic placement, student assessment, program evaluation, professional certification, hiring, and promotional qualification.

IJͼ administers over 700,000 tests per year in more than 120 languages in over 60 countries through Language Testing International, the IJͼ test administration office.

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About IJͼ Assessments

K-12 Assessments

IJͼ offers K12 assessment for grades 3-12 across hundreds of school districts in 47 states and the District of Columbia. IJͼ assessments can be used to obtain the Seal of Biliteracy.

Postsecondary Assessments

Postsecondary Assessments may be used or recognized for academic placement, college credit, teacher licensure, program evaluation, and more.

Government Services

IJͼ provides testing support for the U.S. Government and conducts testing according to the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) scale.

Quality Control and Assurance

Quality Control and Quality Assurance measures are integrated into every step of IJͼ processes.

Tester & Rater Certifications

IJͼ Certified Testers and Raters represent a critical resource to their academic institutions and to the world language profession.

Request a new language

Don’t see the language you need? Reach out and let us know.

Share your credentials

Credly digital badges are issued for completed IJͼ Assessments that can shared with academic institutions, across social media platforms, in digital signatures, and embedded in a resume to provide evidence of language ability.

Get College Credit

Five IJͼ assessments are recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE)

FAQ

The purpose of this document is to describe the history of the IJͼ Proficiency Guidelines, current, official IJͼ tests and the circumstances under which official IJͼ ratings can be assigned to test taker performances.

Assigning CEFR Ratings to IJͼ Assessments

The findings from the extensive research and linking and validation studies, show that CEFR ratings can be assigned on IJͼ assessments, in all languages.

Speaking Proficiency

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IJͼ Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL)

The IJͼ Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) is a web-based proficiency and performance assessment of K-12 standards-based language learning.

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IJͼ Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)

The IJͼ Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) is a valid and reliable means of assessing how well a person speaks a language. It is a 20-30 minute one-on-one interview between a certified IJͼ tester and a test taker..

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Oral Proficiency Interview - Computer

As a computer delivered, the OPIc assessment emulates the ‘live’ OPI, but delivery of prompts is through a carefully designed computer program, and via a virtual avatar.

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OPI & WPT for the Seal of Biliteracy

The OPI & WPT for the SOBL is available in 24 less commonly taught languages, to increase access to the Seal of Biliteracy.

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Test of English Proficiency (TEP)

The IJͼ Test of English Proficiency (TEP) is an, English language proficiency assessment that brings together three of IJͼ’s internationally recognized assessments (L&Rcat™, OPIc™, WPT™) to provide a valid and reliable measure of language proficiency in listening, reading, speaking and writing.

Listening and Reading Proficiency

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IJͼ Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL)

The IJͼ Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) is a web-based proficiency and performance assessment of K-12 standards-based language learning.

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IJͼ Latin Interpretive Reading Assessment (ALIRA)

ALIRA is a four-option, multiple choice, computer-adaptive assessment that can be delivered in a single class period.

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IJͼ Proficiency Placement Test (APPT)

The IJͼ Proficiency Placement Test (APPT) is a non-proctored, computer-adaptive, listening and reading proficiency-based test in French and Spanish.

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Listening Proficiency Test (LPT)

The Listening Proficiency Test (LPT) measures how well a person understands the spoken language as described by the IJͼ or ILR rating scales.

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Listening and Reading Computer Adaptive Test (L&R CAT)

The IJͼ Listening Proficiency and Reading computer adaptive test (L&Rcat) addresses the interpretive mode of communication, measuring how well the test taker can listen to and read English.

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Reading Proficiency Test (RPT)

The Reading Proficiency Test (RPT) measures how well a person spontaneously understands written language

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Test of English Proficiency (TEP)

The IJͼ Test of English Proficiency (TEP) is an, English language proficiency assessment that brings together three of IJͼ’s internationally recognized assessments (L&Rcat™, OPIc™, WPT™) to provide a valid and reliable measure of language proficiency in listening, reading, speaking and writing.

Writing Proficiency

AAPPL Red
IJͼ Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL)

The IJͼ Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) is a web-based proficiency and performance assessment of K-12 standards-based language learning.

TEP color
Test of English Proficiency (TEP)

The IJͼ Test of English Proficiency (TEP) is an, English language proficiency assessment that brings together three of IJͼ’s internationally recognized assessments (L&Rcat™, OPIc™, WPT™) to provide a valid and reliable measure of language proficiency in listening, reading, speaking and writing.

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Writing Proficiency Test (WPT)

The Writing Proficiency Test measures how will a person spontaneously writes in a language.

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OPI & WPT for the Seal of Biliteracy

The OPI & WPT for the SOBL is available in 24 less commonly taught languages, to increase access to the Seal of Biliteracy.

Test Administration and Delivery

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Language Testing International (LTI) is the exclusive provider of IJͼ assessments. LTI scheduled conducts and reports over 700,000 IJͼ assessments each year.

“Collaborating with peers for IJͼ has connected me to other teachers in the field and helped Less Commonly Taught Languages to have representation in major discussions. I invite my colleagues to volunteer, promote awareness for the World Languages, and grow professionally!”

Eugênia Fernandes
University of California, Davis