Language Testing Updates

The CLA Language Testing Program administers the Entrance Proficiency Test (EPT), the Language Proficiency Exam (LPE), and the LPE Screening Test to students at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities and delivers and interprets scores for these tests.

We in the Testing Program are here to provide information and advice on your second language requirement.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Entrance Proficiency Test (EPT)

The EPT is entirely online.  Please continue to take the EPT as usual through ept.langtest.umn.edu.

 

LPE Screening Test

Your Screening Test is postponed.  We will be updating you over the coming weeks on alternative options, including remote testing.

Currently, the Screening Test is only available in a proctored classroom.  We purchase the test from another institution, and the fee you pay for the test is used to purchase your test.  We have been in contact with the test vendor, and they are working on a new test version with remote proctoring.  We plan to offer a remote Screening Test, when available from the vendor, as well as other options that become possible over time.

We do not know the timeline of development for a remote test, but we will keep you updated as we know more.

Please know that you will not be billed for your Screening Test until we order tests two days before test administration.  You will have the option to cancel your Screening Test prior to ordering tests.

 

Language Proficiency Exam (LPE)

Registration for the Language Proficiency Exam (LPE) is postponed.  We will be updating you over the coming weeks as options develop.

If you are a student in a fourth-semester language course, you have information in your course materials about the four parts of the LPE:  speaking, writing, reading, and listening. In your course materials you were pre-assigned to take parts of the LPE as part of your course grade, and you have information about registering online for other parts of the LPE.  Obviously you will not be able to take an LPE in person until students and staff return to campus.

Please be assured that the University is working on options to resolve your needs.  We will keep you updated as we know more.

 

Individual Language Assessment (ILA)

The ILA is an assessment for languages not taught on campus (e.g., Vietnamese, Oromo).  If you have a referral for the ILA from CLA Advising, please follow the instructions you received to contact the Testing Program.  If you need assessment in a language not taught on campus, please contact your CLA adviser to start the referral process.

We are developing an alternative assessment that can be delivered and proctored remotely, and we will keep you updated as we know more.

 

College in the Schools (CIS)

We are working on options and will update as we know more.

 

ACTFL/Advanced Certificate

We are working on options and will update as we know more.

Last updated:  March 23, 2020