TALA Arabic Language Arts Assessment

Designed for Native Speakers of Arabic


TALA provides a standards-based measure of Arabic reading and writing proficiency of children who are mother-tongue speakers of Arabic. TALA scores provide you with the evidence you need to make informed decisions regarding student progress, program effectiveness, adopting new curricula, and professional development needs.

Standards 

As a twice-yearly benchmark assessment, the test provides an evaluation of both individual student progress and Arabic language arts program effectiveness as measured against the Arabic Language Standards written by Dr. Hanada Taha of Zayed University.

Test Format

TALA is available for grades 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 (grade 5 not yet available). The test is computer adaptive, allowing for the delivery of individualized assessments targeted to each student's ability level. The Reading test is administered via computer or tablet using a standard web browser, with results available immediately.

The Writing test is paper and pencil and is scored by trained and certified native Arabic speakers using Diglossia’s web-based distributed scoring network. Reports provide sub-scores for each standard assessed, as well as combined scores for both Reading and Writing.