Language Proficiency Testing Opportunity for Seniors
Registration closed on Monday, March 27
Jesuit and St. Francis are partnering to offer graduating seniors who are either heritage/first-language speakers of a language other than English or strong students in year four of languages study a chance to test their proficiency using digital AAPPL exams to be administered on Saturday, April 1.
Seniors who would like to test their proficiency in any of the following languages on that day may register to do so at the link above: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish. The full exam covers reading, writing, speaking and listening, and is available to Jesuit and St. Francis seniors for $25. Students who pass this proficiency exam at the level of Intermediate Mid (I-3) on all sections will be eligible for their respective school’s Seal of Biliteracy program. The AAPPL exams are developed by ACTFL, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. You can read more about the AAPPL exams, including access to demo versions of the tests, at their website.
Students who register for an AAPPL exam will need to bring a fully charged laptop or tablet that can pass the AAPPL system check and appropriate headphones for the speaking and listening portions of the exam. More information will be provided the week prior to the exam to all those who have registered.
Alternatively, Jesuit students may choose to test during consecutive community periods on March 28 and March 30. You must be available on both days to choose this option, or you will be required to attend April 1 to complete any remaining portions. Testing will be from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm each day for this testing option.
If you have any questions about our administration of these exams on April 1, please contact the Office of Academics.