The CLA Language Center works with instructors to support the development and implementation of useful assessment tools and processes to improve the teaching and learning of languages in the College of Liberal Arts.

To this end, we support the development of a variety of assessment options. We work with language departments and programs to identify learning objectives and to develop means to determine whether these objectives are being met.

We are interested in exploring ways in which students can demonstrate their ongoing development of linguistic competence and cultural understanding. In addition to our summative Language Proficiency Exam (LPE), administered by our Language Testing Program, formative options might include performance assessments such as the Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA), Basic Outcomes Student Self-Assessment (BOSSA), Dynamic Assessment, and Exploratory Practice.