Modern Language Aptitude Test-Elementary Spanish Version

The Modern Language Aptitude Test – Elementary: Spanish Version (MLAT-ES) was developed by the staff at the non-profit entity Second Language Testing Foundation (SLTF), in conjunction with several schools in Latin America and Spain, for native Spanish-speaking children in the United States in grades 3-6. The MLAT-ES is an adaptation of the MLAT-E, which was developed by Drs. John Carroll and Stanley Sapon for the purpose of measuring language aptitude in pupils at the elementary school level. Drs. Charles Stansfield and Daniel Reed developed a framework for the creation of adapted versions of the MLAT for examinees whose first language is not English, and the MLAT-ES sprang from this research. Items for the MLAT-ES were drafted by Dr. Ana Maria Velasco, and then reviewed by Stansfield, Reed, and others.

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MLAT-ES Sample Questions