Plan Now for AAPPL

The beginning of the school year provides teachers and students alike, a fresh perspective and endless possibilities for changing the way things “have been done.” The AAPPL offers teachers an external measurement as their student move towards proficiency, which can be used for a multitude of different reasons. James WildmanJames Wildman is the head teacher […]

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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 […]

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Using Real-World Tasks to Assess Student Performance

Aimee Mack came to a quick realization last spring as she and colleagues pored over Connecticut’s new teacher evaluation system: Their jobs would depend on being able to share evidence of their language learners’ growth with the entire school community. “We knew that as a department we were going to be looking at data as […]

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