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ACTT Ability to Benefit & Placement Tests

 ACTT has been providing ESL assessment and placement tests for over 30 years. ACTT is the sole publisher of the Combined English Language Skills Assessment (CELSA), a U.S. Department of Education approved "Ability to Benefit" (ATB) test for students who have English as their second language. ACTT also publishes the LPAT-Spanish, LPAT-Vietnamese and LPAT-Chinese.  The LPAT is a BPPE (CA only) approved ATB test.


What is ATB?

 An Ability-to-Benefit "ATB" test is required in certain states of students who did not graduate from high school. The CELSA is a U.S. Department of Education approved "ATB" test for ESL students. The CELSA is the only ATB test approved for students who did not graduate from high school  and wish to apply for title IV federal Financial Aid.

NEW BPPE approved ATB test in Chinese

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The CELSA Test (ESL)

Combined English Language Skills Assessment (published by ACTT)


  • Assesses and places high school, college and adult ESL students quickly and accurately into beginning to advanced classes
  • Approved by the U.S. Department of Education as an "Ability to Benefit" (ATB) test
  • Approved by the California Community College...

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LPAT-S Spanish

 The LPAT-S is a BPPE approved Ability to Benefit test in Spanish.  


  • It consists of two parts: a literal comprehension reading test and an arithmetic test. 
  • The LPAT-S can be used only by schools that offer curriculum in Spanish.  
  • It is available as a paper/pencil test...

 This test is only approved in California by the Bureau of Private Post Secondary Education (BPPE) for admissions purposes, and may not be used for Federal Financial Aid. 

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LPAT-V Vietnamese

The LPAT-V is a BPPE approved Ability to Benefit test in Vietnamese 


  •  It consists of two parts: A literal comprehension reading test and an arithmetic test. 
  • The LPAT-V can be used only by schools that offer curriculum in Vietnamese. It is available as a paper/pencil test... 

 This test is only approved in California by the Bureau of Private Post Secondary Education (BPPE) for admissions purposes, and may not be used for Federal Financial Aid. 

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LPAT-C Chinese (Basic Mandarin)

The LPAT-C is a BPPE approved Ability to Benefit test in Chinese


  • It consists of two parts: A literal comprehension reading test and an arithmetic test. 
  • The LPAT-C can be used only by schools that offer curriculum in Chinese. It is available as a paper/pencil test... 

This test is only approved in California by the Bureau of Private Post Secondary Education (BPPE) for admissions purposes, and may not be used for Federal Financial Aid.  

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Actt Ability to Benefit and Placement Tests

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