Our constitution sets out our mission. In practice, we include the following aims in what we do:
These are often broken down into three overarching areas: Setting Standards, Sustaining Diversity and Maximising Impact:
ALTE has established a set of common standards which cover all the stages of the language testing process. These standards can be applied to exams of any language, and ensure the quality of ALTE Members' examinations. The ALTE Q-Mark is awarded to those examinations which have gone through a successful audit. For more, see our Q-Mark page.
ALTE supports the learning, teaching and assessment of a wide range of languages, and promotes the recognition of qualifications in these languages across Europe.
ALTE helps maximise tests' positive impact by making the connections between policy, research and practice, between language learning, teaching and assessment, and between experts in different fields and parts of the world.