This page contains links to information regarding standardized assessments in world language education.


What is the relationship between school reform and standardized tests?

  • Democratic Equality
  • Social Efficiency
  • Social Mobility
(David Labaree)

Why standardized tests?
  • Accountability
  • Comparisons
  • Continuous Improvement

How are standardized tests used?
  • College Entrance
  • Merit Pay
  • Program Evaluation
  • School Reform
  • Teacher Performance





Testing Miss Malarkey Book
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World Language Proficiency Assessments




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General Standardized Tests


List of State Achievement Tests

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Resources on Standardized Testing


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Foreign Language Assessment Directory
from CAL

Star Trek A Lesson Learned - Videoclip that illustrates issues of equity/fairness in testing