Computerized Oral Proficiency Instrument (COPI)

Available in Mandarin Chinese, Modern Standard Arabic and Spanish


The COPI is a comprehensive oral proficiency assessment that provides reliable, valid results to help inform instruction and gauge student progress.

The COPI is designed to assess the oral proficiency of upper high school students, college students, and professionals who are native or near-native English speakers learning the target language. The COPI provides language professionals with a computerized, time-efficient tool to assess their students’ language proficiency. The COPI's computerized delivery uses up-to-date technology, and its semi-adaptive design adjusts test difficulty level to students' proficiency levels. Performance on the COPI is rated according to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines–Speaking.

The COPI is available in two formats (USB or CD) and includes the following components:

COPI Test Administration Program
This computer program is used to administer the test. It includes all test instructions.

COPI Rater Program
This computer program is used to rate examinees’ performance on the COPI. It also includes rater training to teach new users how to rate student responses on the COPI.

The initial purchase of the COPI includes 25 COPI rating licenses. A license is needed for each examinee performance to be rated. Additional rating licenses can be purchased from the CAL Store in units of 25, 100, and 500.

COPI Quick Start Guide
This guide is included with the purchase of the COPI and provides the information needed to install and open the COPI test administration and rater programs.

COPI Test Administrator Manual
This detailed manual is included as a PDF file on the COPI USB and the COPI Test Administration CD.

Please note that CAL cannot provide support for COPI installation beyond the information provided in the Quick Start Guide and Test Administrator Manual. The COPI requires a Windows operating system and has been tested for use with Windows 2000 through Windows 7. 

COPI Frequently Asked Questions
Read or download frequently asked questions about the COPI.


Order online from the CAL Store.

Order Arabic COPI

Order Chinese COPI

Order Spanish COPI