How could I avoid another punny title about this exam?
Seriously though, the AAPPL (Form A at least) is rotten. I had my 6 Spanish IV students re-test with Form B, two weeks after doing Form A. Here are the comparative results on Interpretive Listening (IL) and Interpretive Reading (IR).
Form A >> Form B IR IL
N4 >> I5 I2 >> I5
N4 >> I1 N3 >> I4
N4 >> I5 N4 >> I5
I1 >> I3 I3 >> I5
N4 >> I4 I3 >> A1
“There were rules about how to listen well and how to respond. There were lessons about how to empathize and where to find the courage to speak. I enjoyed these lessons much more than my high school classes. They seemed important. We learned how to care about ourselves and about each other.” -Glennon Doyle Melton, recounting time spent in a psychiatric hospital during her senior year of H.S.