Department of Defense Education Activity

Assessment of the Performance toward Proficiency in Languages

Assessments for World Languages Students

With the implementation of the College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS), DoDEA has adopted the ACTFL Assessment of the Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL). The AAPPL is a performance assessment of standards-based language learning across the three modes of communication (Interpersonal, Presentational, and Interpretive) as defined by the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning, and will be administered online in the spring semester.

Student Participation

Students in Grades 6-12 who are enrolled in World Languages courses at Level 2 and Level 4 will be administered the AAPPL to measure performance and proficiency in World Languages.

  • Students in Level 2 World Languages courses will be administered the AAPPL Form A.
  • Students in Level 4 World Languages courses will be administered the AAPPL Form B.

Features of the AAPPL include:

  • Assessment of the four language domains of Interpersonal Listening/Speaking, Presentational Writing, Interpretive Reading, and Interpretive Listening.
  • Alignment with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Performance Descriptors for Language Learners.
  • Assessment of the student’s ability to engage in linguistic tasks on topics of personal, social, and academic relevance across the three modes of communication – Listening/Speaking, Writing, and Reading.

AAPPL Assessment Score Reports

A single AAPPL Score, according to the ACTFL Performance Scale, is issued for each component of the test (Interpersonal Listening/Speaking, Presentational Writing, Interpretive Reading, and Interpretive Listening). Students receive an AAPPL Score Report consisting of an AAPPL Score for each component, an explanation of each score, and recommendations for improvement.  These recommendations are based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012.

Sample AAPPL Score Report

Resources for Teachers, Parents, and Students

Resources for assessment administration and reporting

Resources for Teachers

Turkish Language Assessment Overview

Contact Information

Please contact your child’s teacher or school administrator with any questions regarding World Languages assessments.