As international mobility increases, there is a growing need for transferable, comparable language qualifications which are meaningful to employers, and which offer real career and social advantages to the individual.
To meet this need, ALTE has established a set of common standards for its members’ exams, which cover all stages of the language testing process: test development; task and item writing; test administration; marking and grading; reporting of test results; test analysis; and reporting of findings.
As a result, users of the exams - whether individuals, employers, educational institutions or government bodies can be confident that the language assessments devised and delivered by ALTE members meet specified professional standards.
The ALTE Q-mark is a new quality indicator which member organisations can use to show that their exams have passed a rigorous audit and meet all 17 of ALTE’s quality standards. The Q-mark allows test users to be confident that an exam is backed by appropriate processes, criteria and standards. Read more