The °Ä²ÊÍ¼¿â Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) is unlike any other assessment. AAPPL is a web-based proficiency and performance assessment of K-12 standards-based language learning. It assesses tasks across the three modes of communication as defined by the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. AAPPL Rater Certification is only awarded in the languages in which the AAPPL is offered: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English/ESOL, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish.
AAPPL Raters are recruited on an as-needed basis according to the volume of AAPPL testing. °Ä²ÊÍ¼¿â generally accepts applications once a yearâ€”typically between late October through early January. Upon certification, raters will work as independent contractors for °Ä²ÊÍ¼¿ââ€™s test administration partner, Language Testing International ().
The AAPPL Certified Rater application is closed for 2023. Please check back here in the summer of 2024 when the application re-opens for all languages including: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Successful applicants will be invited to pursue Certification as an AAPPL Rater by completing an online certification course. The Certification is a 4-week course including approximately 20 hours of material. It is largely self-paced through online modules, but opportunities for synchronous interaction (e.g., web-based meetings or webinars) will be made available. If you are interested in becoming a certified AAPPL rater, please complete this and °Ä²ÊÍ¼¿â will contact you when the application opens.
Prerequisite for Becoming a Rater:
- °Ä²ÊÍ¼¿â-certified AAPPL raters will rate AAPPL tests from their home computers. As such, a high-speed (not dial up) connection is required.
- All AAPPL raters must demonstrate a minimum proficiency of Advanced - Mid in the language in which they will rate. If a rater is not an L1 speaker of the language, with all higher education completed either in the target language or by majoring/specializing in that language, then an OPIc will be required to document the raterâ€™s language proficiency. This will be arranged by °Ä²ÊÍ¼¿â prior to enrollment in the AAPPL certification workshop.
- Minimum of a bachelorâ€™s degree from an accredited college or university.
- Ideal candidates have a background in proficiency assessment and preference is given to candidates with language teaching experience.