ALTE has produced many guides and reference materials, in a range of languages. They are all free to download.
We would like to provide our resources in as many languages as possible. If you are able to provide a version of a document in another language, please contact the ALTE Secretariat.
The "Manual for Language Test Development and Examining" (2011) was produced by ALTE on behalf of the Language Policy Unit of the Council of Europe. This manual is for use with the CEFR and it is available in Basque, Dutch, French and German.
The "Guidelines for the Development of Language for Specific Purposes Tests" (2018) was produced by ALTE as a supplement to the 2011 Manual for Language Test Development and Examining. The production of the Guidelines was co-ordinated by the LSP SIG.
Minimum StandardsALTE 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. See our Setting Standards page for more information. Our 17 Minimum Standards are available in a range of languages.
Quality Assurance Checklists
These checklists (2001) are matched to each stage of the exam production cycle:
From 2018, a bibliography from each biannual conference will be produced showing references relating to the conference theme.