Foreign Language Assessment Directory (FLAD)

The Foreign Language Assessment Directory (FLAD) is a free, searchable database with information on more than 200 assessments in over 90 languages other than English. The FLAD contains information about assessments currently used in elementary, middle, secondary, and post-secondary school programs around the United States

Please note, this resource contains information about various assessments. It does not contain actual assessments or sample assessments. This information was provided by test developers or administrators. It does not necessarily reflect the views of CAL staff members and the quality of these tests has not been evaluated by CAL.

For more information on this directory and related projects, go to the FLAD page.

Search instructions

You may search the database for specific world language assessment instruments that fit the criteria below, or you may browse through the entire list by clicking the "Search" button without specifying any search criteria.

You may choose all, several, or one category to conduct a search. Using fewer categories will usually generate a longer list of results.

Name of Test:
Grade Level(s):
Proficiency Level(s):
Intended Test Use:
Skill Tested:

Test developers and administrators may use this form to let CAL know about new tests to be listed in the directory.

CAL has also developed a moderated user review capability for the FLAD, where users can review tests, read comments and learn best practices from other users to inform their decisions about testing programs. Search the FLAD and while viewing an assessment listing, click on the ‘View Reviews’ button along the top row to read reviews submitted by users.

Additional Resources

Understanding Assessment: A Guide for World Language Educators
CAL has developed an online tutorial to serve as a companion resource to the FLAD. This tutorial introduces key concepts in language testing to help with selecting tests and using test results appropriately and efficiently. A list of assessment resources and a glossary of assessment terms are also included in the tutorial. View the tutorial to learn more.

Heritage Language Assessment Module
CAL has developed a component of the Understanding Assessment tutorial on selecting assessments for heritage language programs. This module is designed to help educators working in K-12 heritage language classes, community-based heritage language schools, and university-level heritage language courses. View the module to learn more.

How to cite this resource

To cite this directory using APA publication standards, we suggest the following:
Center for Applied Linguistics. (2021). Foreign Language Assessment Directory. Retrieved {insert date}, from

The FLAD has been compiled and revised by staff at the Center for Applied Linguistics with support from the National Capitol Language Resource Center, the National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center, the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, the Assessment and Evaluation Language Resource Center and foreign language educators throughout the United States.

The FLAD was funded by U.S. Department of Education grant #P017A050033.

Database and web design by Huy X Nguyen.