Seal of Biliteracy Guidelines Released

ACTFL, the National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE), the National Council of State Supervisors for Languages (NCSSFL), and TESOL International Association, have officially drafted recommendations for the implementation of the Seal of Biliteracy. The Seal of Biliteracy is an award made by a state department of education or local district to recognize a student who has attained proficiency in English and one or more other world languages by high school graduation. The recognition of attaining biliteracy becomes part of the high school transcript and diploma for these students.

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ACTFL Conducts Key Study on Listening & Reading

ACTFL is currently is undertaking an important study to determine the listening and reading proficiency levels that may be attained after several years of college language study. With the 2012 revision of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and the development of ACTFL Listening and Reading Proficiency Tests (LPTs and RPTs) in a number of languages, measurement of listening and reading proficiency levels of U.S. college students has now become possible. Approximately 20 colleges have participated in the study so far, from large state universities, private universities, and colleges to regional universities and colleges. Close to 4,000 tests have been administered in both modalities.
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LTI Unveils New Website

Earlier this year LTI unveiled its newly re-designed website aimed to better serve the thousands of individuals and clients, in more than 40 countries who rely on ACTFL-developed and rated tests.

“The site has been completely revamped to better communicate and illustrate the valuable information our clients, proctors, and test candidates rely on”, says CEO, Robert Katz. “Since the beginning, our goal was to become the leader in language testing and our strong partnership with ACTFL, as their exclusive licensee, has certainly made that possible”. The website will cater to those who most frequent the site while offering value to even the casual visitor seeking language testing information. The new site categorizes separate industries that are services by LTI for corporate visitors and allows current clients and test candidates access to a customized sign in web portal to easily access tests and set up testing programs.
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