IPT Oral Spanish
Pre-IPT Spanish
(Ages 3-5)

IPT I-Oral Spanish
(Grades K-6)

IPT II-Oral Spanish
(Grades 6-12)


  • To quickly and accurately evaluate the student's oral proficiency in Spanish
  • To provide placement information for instructional programs, particularly in bilingual education settings
  • To monitor progress and growth in Spanish language development
  • To provide diagnostic information for program planning


  • Quick, accurate, and easy to administer
  • Administered individually and scored as students are being tested
  • Sample items at the beginning of the test designed to help students become comfortable with test format
  • All questions and acceptable student responses are printed in the test booklet
  • Guided instructions in test booklet and in Examiner's Manual, or online if testing using OnlineIPT


  • Pre-IPT: Designed for the preschool child who is not used to taking test, the Pre-IPT centers around a story, giving young students a low-anxiety context in which to demonstrate their language abilities
  • IPT II: Also normed on sixth graders; convenient for middle schools with grades 6-8
  • Written and normed according to American Psychological Association (APA) standards
  • Up-to-date norms reflect current population of test-takers
  • Comprehensive assessment of listening and speaking skills—assesses vocabulary, comprehension, syntax, and verbal expression
  • Assesses BICS and CALP


  • Immediate results—no outside scoring necessary; no complicated formulas to compute
  • Raw scores, IPT Proficiency Levels, and Designations
    • Proficiency Levels: Beginning, Early Intermediate, Intermediate, Early Advanced, and Advanced
    • Designations: Non-, Limited, and Fluent
  • Standardized scores (scaled scores, percentiles, NCEs) for flexible score use
  • Diagnostic profile to evaluate students’ strengths and weaknesses relative to other students scoring at the same test level