Assessing Bilingual Fluency with Ease
LAUSD’s Language Testing and Assessment Program offers thorough and accurate bilingual fluency assessments in a wide range of languages. Our tests are developed by highly qualified subject matter experts along with in-house test development specialists, and are validated against standards derived from both within and outside of our organization. Additionally, our assessment team is comprised of well-trained and experienced raters for accurate results.
Bilingual testing is available in English and in:
What We Offer
ORAL LANGUAGE TESTS
(Listening & Speaking)
The oral test evaluates the candidate’s ability to listen and speak in a second language. It assesses the candidate’s ability to verbally translate from English to a second language and vice versa.
WRITTEN LANGUAGE TESTS
(Reading & Writing)
The written test evaluates the candidate’s ability to write in a second language. It also assesses the candidate’s ability to read and translate into a written document from English to a second language and vice versa.
All tests are scored by well-trained evaluators who are highly proficient in the language being assessed. Tests are scored using the Interagency Language (ILR) rating scale, a scale developed by the Federal Government’s Inter-Agency Language Roundtable and used by many governmental agencies. This scale defines language skill using 6 levels, ranging from 0 (No Practical Proficiency) through 5 (Native or Bilingual Proficiency). Each level includes a comprehensive description of proficiency to aide in scoring. Tests are scored within 5 days and results are provided to the requesting agency.
Our tests are available in several formats which allows our customers maximum flexibility.
Our written tests are available on-line; oral tests may be virtually recorded and scored as well.
All tests can be conducted in-person at our site if desired.