2003 National Assessment of Educational Progress in Foreign Language. The National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) has targeted the year 2003 for the ï¬rst foreign language NAEP (FL NAEP). In May 1999, NAGB awarded a contract to the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) to conduct a national consensus building project. CAL worked in collaboration with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to develop recommendations for the Governing Board on the ﬁamework and speciﬁcations for the FL NAEP
The FL NAEP will provide infonnation to the nation on how well students in the United States can communicate in languages other than English. Speciﬁcally, results from the 2003 assessment will report on how well representative samples of 12″‘ grade students who have learned Spanish in a variety of ways and for different lengths of time can communicate in Spanish.