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MPS Teacher Guidelines for AAPPL 2.0 Test Implementation

If you are an MPS high school teacher who is planning to implement AAPPL 2.0  testing, please review these guidelines. 

Test duration (2-3 hours if done in one sitting, 4-5 days if done during class time.) 

Listening

30 - 40 minutes

Reading

30 - 45 minutes

Speaking

30 - 45 minutes

Writing

45 - 60 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some facts about the ACTFL AAPPL test: 

  • Four modalities (Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing)
  • Administered online
  • Self-paced
  • Requires headsets with microphones
  • Instructions are given in English
  • Students can come back to where they left off previously and resume the test

 

Step

Anticipated duration

Timeline

Preparation (Before Testing)

 

 

1

Determine which classes to administer the test to. Recommendation: Level 3 or above.

 

 

2

Determine the testing dates and reserve computer labs.

Plan instructional time with students for:

  • Reviewing the test taking tips. 
  • Doing the demo tests.
  • Reviewing the topics, and 
  • Signing the test taker agreement form 
  • Answering the Contact Information Survey 

*All the links are provided below. 

1 hr 

 

3

Inform tech support in your building

  • Share the technology information at the bottom of this page
  • Make sure computers are compatible with the test by running a System Check
  • Make sure headsets work for both listening and speaking
  • Keyboard setting for non Roman alphabet languages. See this document

1 hr

 

4

Make yourself and students become familiar with the test by:

  • Review the AAPPL testing tips
    • This link contains videos of test taking tips for:
      • Speaking test 
      • Reading and Listening tests
      • Writing test  
  • Do the demo tests (can be done either on laptops or in a lab).
  • Reviewing the topics for the test (ACTFL publishes topics in each year.) 
2 class time   
5

Review and sign the AAPPL Proctor Agreement.

Once you sign the proctor agreement, log-in information for you and your students will be released. 

During and after testing you will be able to use this account to monitor student progress and completion of each section of the test, and to view student scores.

   

6

Have students sign the test taker agreement form. There are two options. See this document

 

 

7

Have students complete the contact information survey.

The information is used to mail the results in summer.

This link is set up so that when they complete it, it will direct to the test-log in screen

 

 

Testing

Anticipated duration

Timeline

11

Administer the test:

  • Make sure your students have signed the test taker agreement form and communicate the expectations. 
  • Recommended order of taking the test: Listening --> Reading --> Speaking --> Writing 
  • Proctor the test to ensure that it is conducted in an orderly testing environment. It should be treated like the ACT or any other standardized test.
  • Arrange a make-up time for students who missed or couldn’t complete the test.  

4-5 days

March to May

After testing

 

 

12

  • Listening and Reading scores are available to be viewed instantly on your teacher account.
  • Please send the signed Test Taker Agreement Forms to Ayumi Stockman if you used the paper copies. 
  • Speaking and Writing results will appear within 2-3 weeks.
  • Wait for further communications on:
    • The list of students who will recieve recognition at each level
    • A Bilingual Seals ceremony

 

June - Fall 

 

 

Other helpful information and resources: