Schedule

Assessments

BYU Flagship Center/American Councils Joint Assessment Plan
(subject to change)

Test Point Assessment Test Range Levels (ACTFL/ILR) Format Duration Administrator Approx. Date of administration*
End of domestic academic year BYU-ACTFL Reading and Listening tests Novice High to Advanced High Scheduled and proctored online tests Estimated 60−90 minutes each section BYU Chinese Flagship Center: flagship_assessment@byu.edu May-June**
Pre- and Post-Summer Domestic and Overseas Programs BYU-ACTFL Reading and Listening tests Novice High to Advanced High Scheduled and proctored online tests Estimated 60−90 minutes each section BYU Chinese Flagship Center: flagship_assessment@byu.edu May- August**
Pre-Overseas Capstone (Participant Selection) ACTFL OPI Novice High to Advanced High Computerized, online 20-30 minutes American Councils: Linda Larsen February (Fall Capstone entry) or October (Spring entry)
AC Listening and Reading Tests 1 to 2+ Proctored online tests 2 sections x 90 minutes American Councils: Linda Larsen
WPT Novice High to Superior Proctored handwritten test 90 minutes Domestic Flagship Programs
During Capstone HSK Proctored paper-based test 135-155 minutes (depending on level) Nanjing Flagship Center October
(Fall entry)
or March
(Spring entry)
Post-Capstone ACTFL-OPI Novice High to Superior Telephonic*** 30-60 minutes BYU Flagship Center: flagship_assessment@byu.edu May – July
(Fall entry)
October-December
(Spring entry)
AC Listening and Reading 2 to 3+ Proctored online tests 2 sections x 90 minutes American Councils: Linda Larsen
WPT Novice High to Superior Proctored handwritten test 90 minutes Nanjing Flagship Center
  1. BYU-ACTFL Reading and Listening Tests (0-2) implemented at BYU January 2012) 0-3 to be operational in Fall
  2. HSK - Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi [Chinese Standardized Test]
  3. ACTFL-OPI - Oral Proficiency Interview
  4. ACTFL-WPT: Writing Proficiency Test
  5. ACTFL-OPIc: Oral Proficiency Interview (computer version)
  6. American Councils for International Education Overseas Test for Listening and Reading (implemented 2012)

*Dates vary depending on entry point. Most programs now accept students in its domestic program twice yearly. Post-capstone tests are administered at the end of participants’ internship end dates (varies). Likewise, the overseas capstone has two entry points.

**Dates vary depending on start and end dates of programs.

***Official ACTFL OPI requires a landline phone for testing.