If your organization receives documents in different languages, you need to verify that the employees handling those documents are proficient in reading. ALTA offers a wide range of Reading Skills Assessments in various content areas (e.g., general, customer service, government, legal, etc.) and at different levels of our 12-point scale. ALTA’s reading exams are offered in most of the 90+ languages that we test. Since they are completed online and are automatically scored, you receive results immediately. This makes it easy and efficient for you to screen your candidates on the spot, whether you are hiring to fill a bilingual position or recruiting personnel for an overseas operation.
The Reading Assessment is an online test designed to verify whether or not a candidate can read and comprehend the target language at a pre-determined level of skill based on our scale. It consists of a variety of passages written in the language being tested, with each passage being followed by a series of multiple-choice questions about the information contained within it. Scoring is done on a percentage basis, making it easy for you to determine which of your candidates can read and comprehend the language at the level needed.
ALTA’s reading skills assessments are available through a password-protected website, and are simple to administer. Just log in with your credentials, register your candidates, and select the tests for them to take. Candidates can either take the tests on your site, or from a proctored location. Candidates simply read the material and mark their answers within the time allotted. After submitting their responses, the test is automatically scored and results are sent by email to your designated company administrator.
To see which languages we provide language assessments for, visit our Testing Languages Offered page.
Questions about our target language testing services? Simply fill out our contact form or call us at 404.920.3832 and we will be happy to assist you. We look forward to helping you begin your testing program.
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