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FSLA Speaking & Listening Assessment

Data that indicates language proficiency and development is important and valuable to the FSLA. In 2014, FSLA contracted a language researcher to evaluate our program and assess student skills. Beginning in 2015, the FSLA began using the AAPPL test, the ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages. AAPPL is a performance-based assessment whose tasks are linked to World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages and The ACTFL Performance Descriptors for Language Learners. AAPPL scores range from N-1 (low range of Novice) through A (the beginning end of the Advanced range). 

FSLA students were tested on Interpersonal Listening and Speaking skills at the end of the three weeks. 

All languages were tested with the exception of Korean and Japanese, as AAPPL does not evaluate Korean or Japanese at this time.

This image is a chart of the AAPPL test results for FSLA Session 1

The information below represents the information in the above graph:

I4: 0 of 24 students
I3: 0 of 24 students
I2: 0 of 24 students
I1: 0 of 24 students
N4: 6 of 24 students
N3: 5 of 24 students
N2: 5 of 24 students
N1: 5 of 24 students
Below N1: 3 of 24 students

This image is a chart of the AAPPL test results for FSLA Session 2

The information below represents the information in the above graph:

I4: 1 of 14 students
I3: 0 of 14 students
I2: 0 of 14 students
I1: 1 of 14 students
N4: 4 of 14 students
N3: 6 of 14 students
N2: 2 of 14 students
N1: 0 of 14 students
Below N1: 0 of 14 students

2015 Session 1 FSLA AAPPL Test Results

The information below represents the information in the above graph:

I4: 2 of 49 students
I3: 1 of 49 students
I2: 2 of 49 students
I1: 8 of 49 students
N4: 6 of 49 students
N3: 10 of 49 students
N2: 10 of 49 students
N1: 8 of 49 students
Below N1: 2 of 49 students

2015 Session 2 FSLA AAPPL Test Results

The information below represents the information in the above graph:

I4: 1 of 56 students
I3: 0 of 56 students
I2: 1 of 56 students
I1: 4 of 56 students
N4: 3 of 56 students
N3: 12 of 56 students
N2: 14 of 56 students
N1: 20 of 56 students
Below N1: 1 of 56 students

FSLA 2014 Speaking & Listening Assessment - Estimated ACTFL proficiency of students at the end of each session

The information in the chart above is reflected in the table below.

ACTFL Level Session 1 Session 2
Novice-Mid 40% 57%
Novice-Mid+ 21% 24%
Novice-High 28% 14%
Novice-High+ 11% 3%
Intermediate-Low 0% 3%

FSLA Data

YearTotal Number of StudentsNumber of States RepresentedNumber of Countries (outside of the US) Represented
2011 96 16 3
2012 117 20 2
2013 132 22 2
2014 126 19 2
2015 114 20 2
2016 51 10 0

Total number of FSLA participants since 2011: 636

Total number of FSLA students attending UNG: 79

Percentage of eligible FSLA students who have or are attending UNG: 12.75%

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