Guides and Reference Materials

ALTE has produced many guides and reference materials, in a range of languages. Go to this page to see documents such as:

  • ALTE Principles of Good Practice
  • Manual for Language Test Development and Examining
  • Language tests for access, integration and citizenship: an outline for policy makers
  • ALTE Minimum Standards
  • ALTE Checklists
  • ALTE Code of Practice
  • ALTE materials for the guidance of test Item writers

International Conference Proceedings

ALTE organises international conferences every three years. Go to this page to find the proceedings of our international conferences, the most recent of which was the 6th International Conference in Bologna, in 2017.

Bi-annual Conference Materials

ALTE holds bi-annual meetings and conferences, with one conference day on a particular theme in language assessment open to the public. From 2018 onwards, we make public a conference bibliography and the presentation slides of the plenary speakers and workshops, where possible.


ALTE has produced some video presentations on different topics which will be a useful reference and resource for those involved in language assessment.

Other Resources

This page contains links to resources created by ALTE Members or are about ALTE and its members.

History Book

ALTE's History Book delves into the formation and development of the association between 1990 and 2020, seen from the eyes of those who were involved.

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