World Languages

Establish World Language Competency Testing


For School Districts


Registration Testing Results

Sample Tests:

Step 2: Testing - Order and Set up

Two Weeks Before Testing Date

  • Close registration
  • Check registration list for errors
  • Arrange transportation, if district provides
  • Hire or reassign a technical support person.
  • Hire one proctor per 25 students, plus at least one floater.
  • Do test diagnostics provided by the testing companies

Order Tests by Language and Provider - Options List (Includes AP and IB options)

+ STAMP and WorldSpeak-Avant Assessment

Order Tests

One Week Before Testing Date

  • Send out reminders to students
  • Print testing code labels to put on computer monitors

Testing Day

  • Proctors arrive 30-45 minutes early for instructions per testing company proctor agreement
  • Students check in with proctors and provide a photo I.D. Verify name on registration list
  • Supply pens for students
  • Instruct students to follow a clear pattern when creating logins (first_last)
  • Have students write down the login they create
  • Encourage student to finish both the red section (reading/writing) and the yellow section (listening/speaking)
  • Collect all tests and testing directions before students leave

Two Days Later

  • Check test results online for problems. (Unfinished tests, Un-ratable tests (contact testing company for explanation), or Incomplete results)

+ ALTA Language Testing

Order Tests

  • Order written tests needed through ALTA’s online system
  • Print out written test when it arrives by email from ALTA
  • Email ALTA for appointment for Oral interview
  • Confirm appointment with students by phone to avoid NO SHOW CHARGE (use a translator, if necessary)
  • Download and print proctoring agreement
  • Consider doing ALTA writing, first and scheduling interviews only for students who pass

One Week Before Testing Date

  • Send out reminders to students and time of oral interview, if scheduled

Testing Day

  • Proctors arrive 30–45 minutes early for instructions per testing company proctor agreement
  • Students check in with proctors and provide a photo ID. Verify name on registration list
  • Supply pens for students
  • Collect all tests and testing directions before students leave
  • Give students written assignment to complete
  • Scan written assignments and send them to ALTA
  • Speaking Tests: send students to phone interview room at appointment time

Two Days Later

  • Check test results online for problems. (Unfinished tests, Un-ratable tests (contact testing company for explanation), or Incomplete results)
  • Students who score zero on the ILR (International Language Rating) for writing do not qualify for credits; do not schedule oral
  • Email ALTA to schedule a speaking appointment for students who received a score of zero+ (0+) or higher on the written test
  • Confirm speaking appointment with students and proctor

+ Language Testing International (LTI)

Order Tests

  • Order WPT, OPIc, and AAPPL tests through LTI’s website
  • LTI delivers tests through online system
  • Verify one computer and headset per student for OPIc and AAPPL
  • Submit three possible times for the OPIs through LTI’s online system
  • LTI will send time of interview by email
  • Confirm appointment with students by phone to avoid NO SHOW CHARGE (use a translator, if necessary)
  • Download proctoring agreement

One Week Before Testing Date

  • Send out reminders to students; include time of OPI
  • Print WPTs and OPIc codes

Testing Day

  • Proctors arrive 30–45 minutes early for instructions per testing company proctor agreement
  • Students check in with proctors and provide a photo ID. Verify name on registration list
  • Supply pens for students
  • Collect all tests and testing directions before students leave
  • Students need computers for OPIc
  • Students will hand write the WPT
  • OPI Tests: send students to phone interview room at appointment time
  • Scan written tests and email back to LTI

Two Days Later

  • Check test results online for problems. (Unfinished tests, Un-ratable tests (contact testing company for explanation), or Incomplete results)
  • Students who score Novice-Low for writing do not qualify for credits; do not schedule oral
  • Schedule OPI appointment through LTI’s testing site for students who received a score of Novice-Mid or higher
  • Confirm speaking appointment with students and proctor

+ Custom Tests

Order Tests

  • If a tester has requested a language not offered by the commercial testing companies, check for dialects and alternative names on http://www.ethnologue.com
  • Contact WAFLT for instructions to the Custom Test
  • Verify one computer and headset per student One Week Before Testing Date
  • Send out reminders to students Testing Day
  • Proctors arrive 30–45 minutes early for instructions
  • Students check in with proctors and provide a photo ID. Verify name on registration list.
  • Supply pens for students
  • Collect all tests and testing directions before students leave

Two Days Later
Notify WAFLT of the Students Names and Languages Who:

  • Completed the tests
  • Need more time
  • Will not complete the tests

 

 

 

 

Competency Credits for World Languages

   Updated 10/13/2017

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