Improvements to AAPPL Shorten Test Segments

Starting April 1, 2016, ACTFL has launched new updates to AAPPL, The ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages.

The changes shorten test segments by 10 minutes and impacts all three current levels that include:

Novice, Intermediate and Advanced.

Due to these improvements, the test segments are now 20 minutes instead of 30 minutes. Each level (Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced) now has three topics.

At the Novice and Intermediate levels, each ILS topic has three prompts (down from four).

At the Advanced Level, each topic now has 2 prompts (down from 4).

We welcome you to experience the new improvements to AAPPL!


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.

To learn more about AAPPL click here.

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