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 oral tests are typically administered via telephone. During the call, a candidate’s responses are recorded and the test is later scored by our experts.
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.