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OPI, OPIc, WPT, iWPT TESTS

Register for an LTI Test

TO REGISTER FOR THE OPI/OPIc/WPT/iWPT EXAMS:

Allow up to three weeks for the registration process and up to six weeks for the entire exam process! Once you are ready to sign up for the exam, follow these steps:

  1. Before you do anything, you will need to remember that the time blocks you sign up for must fall within normal business hours of Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm. The ILRC Director, Mr. Daniel Meyers, serves as a university proctor in addition to his regular duties, and is not able to administer exams on Saturday or Sunday. 
  2. Click on this link to begin your application process: http://tms.languagetesting.com/IndividualSite/.
  3. If this is your first time taking an LTI test, please select the SIGN UP button in the New User block. Otherwise, log in with your email address and designated password from your previous LTI registration.

    LTI Testing - Register for Test Graphic
  4. If you are taking the test for a teaching license in the state of Ohio, make sure you select "YES."

    LTI Testing - Teaching License Graphic

  5. Make sure you select "OHIO" for your state and then "MIAMI UNIVERSITY OF OHIO" For your institution! If you select another institution, you college will not be able to find you in the database that the State of Ohio pulls for licensure.

    LTI Testing - State and Institution Graphic
  6. You will select your language next:

    LTI Testing - Language Selection Graphic
  7. Now you will select the types of exams that you will need. Your department strongly suggest that you register for the OPIc and iWPT tests.
    • OPI - An oral proficiency interview where you will personally talk to a native speaker of the language in which you will be tested.
    • OPIc - An oral proficiency interview which is done electronically via computer.
    • WPT - A written proficiency test where you physically write in a test booklet.
    • iWPT - A written proficiency test which is done electronically via computer.

      LTI Testing - Testing Type Selection
  8. You will need to select a testing level. For most cases, you will want to select either Option 4 or Option 5. If you are testing up to the "Advance Low" level, we recommend selection Option 4. If you are testing to the "Superior" level, you must choose Option 5.

    Select Advacement Level
  9. You now need to designate a proctor for administering the exam. You may choose to have a web-proctored exam at an additional cost. You will need an internet connection and a web camera enabled on your computer if you wish to go this option. If you wish to be tested with a human, check the button for "MIAMI UNIVERSITY..." and the checkbox for "USE THE SAME PROCTOR FOR ALL TESTS."

    LTI Testing- Proctor Selection
  10. You will need to enter two time blocks into the form fields. Remember that these time blocks must fall within normal business hours of Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm. Make sure you also have the correct Time Zone incidated at the top of the screen!

    Registration Time Info Graphic
  11. Complete the rest of the form and submit your payment information to complete registration.

    LTI Testing - Review and Pay Graphic

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

  1. If you selected an OPI, LTI will find a tester and will e-mail both you and Mr. Meyers when the exact test date and time is scheduled. If you selected and OPIc or iWPT, the login information will be sent directly to your proctor. Your proctor will contact you to schedule an exact day and time to complete your tests.
  2. On the day of the test, you will arrive at Mr. Meyers’ office (Irvin Hall 47) at least five minutes prior to your test.
  3. If you are taking an OPI, you will be connected to your interviewer via telephone by the test proctor, a brief introduction will be given, and then your test will commence.If you are taking an OPIc or iWPT, your proctor will assist you in logging and and taking the exams. If you are taking a WPT, your proctor will seat you in a quiet area in which you will be writing your exam.
  4. You may not have any items in your possession during the test. Any items must be put into a closed bag and placed away from you in the testing room. All personal electronics must be turned off
  5. Once the rating of your test is completed (usually within 1-2 weeks), your score will be sent to the Foreign Language Education program and the Ohio Department of Education. Each test becomes a permanent record in the ACTFL Test Archive.

If an appointment needs to be rescheduled:

  • Log into the LTI test site and bring up your scheduled test(s). Click the CANCEL button to cancel any of the tests that you cannot meet and contact Danie Meyers to reschedule your testing times for a future date. -OR- Contact the LTI Test Coordinator immediately (800-486-8444 extension 14).  There is no charge for appointments that are rescheduled prior to one business day before the scheduled appointment.
  • For appointments that are missed, canceled or rescheduled within 24 hours of the test, there is a rescheduling/cancellation fee.
  • There is a fee for canceled applications which will be deducted from your refund should you cancel an application.