|Assessment Activity||Number of programs|
|Oral proficiency interviews||131|
|Extended writing or report*||5|
Almost three-quarters of the respondents indicated that the teachers in their program were aware of the Standards for Foreign Language Learning when asked (Yes = 121, No = 42), but considerable fewer indicated that assessment practices in their program had changed because of this awareness (Yes = 77, No = 79). Use of proficiency scales was reported by a majority of programs (Yes = 105, No = 58) with the majority of scales being developed within the program either originally through discussions among program faculty (n = 34) or with reference to scales used in similar programs (n = 53). Other programs reported developing proficiency scales jointly with outside organizations (n = 15) or using completely externally developed scales (n = 13).