Founded in 2014, the Assessment and Evaluation Language Resource Center (AELRC), is one of sixteen Title VI Language Resource Centers (LRC). LRCs were created by the U.S. Department of Education to support language teaching and learning.
Mission and Goals
The AELRC’s primary mission is to facilitate useful assessment and evaluation practices that help foreign language educators innovate and improve their programs, ensure accountability to students and society, and articulate the value of foreign language studies in the world today. In carrying out this mission, the AELRC is currently focused on three primary content areas: expanding the availability and use of our highly successful assessments for Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs); supporting the implementation of a ground-breaking approach to useful language program evaluation, and overcoming barriers to effective K-16 program articulation as a high-impact area for expanding national foreign language capacity.