Language Testing

Language Proficiency Requirement

ESL Certification

The state of New Jersey requires teacher candidates for the ESL endorsement to pass the following two (2) tests:

  • English Oral Proficiency Interviews (OPI) - With a score of at least Advanced Low 
  • English Written Proficiency Tests (WPT) -  With a score of at least Advanced Low 

Bilingual Education Certification

The state of New Jersey requires teacher candidates for the Bilingual Education endorsement to pass the following four (4) tests:

English

  • Oral Proficiency Interviews (OPI) - With a score of at least Intermediate High
  • Written Proficiency Tests (WPT) -With a score of at least Advanced Low

Additional language

  • Oral Proficiency Interviews (OPI)
  • Written Proficiency Tests (WPT)

     with a score of at least Advanced Low in both

For more information on these tests--descriptions, proficiency levels, scheduling tests, testing fees—please visit:  www.languagetesting.com or call 1800-486-8444.