ILTA’s purpose is to promote the improvement of language testing throughout the world.

The goals of ILTA include the following:

  1. Stimulate professional growth through workshops and conferences;
  2. Promote the publication and dissemination of information related to the field of language testing;
  3. Develop and provide for leadership in the field of language testing;
  4. Provide professional services to its members;
  5. Increase public understanding and support of language testing as a profession;
  6. Build professional pride among its membership;
  7. Recognize outstanding achievement among its membership;
  8. Cooperate with other groups interested in language testing;
  9. Cooperate with other groups interested in applied linguistics or measurement.