Washington World Language Assessment Days
The OSPI World Languages Program, the Washington Association for Language
Teaching (WAFLT), and the State Board of Education (SBE) began collaborating on
a series of “Washington World Language Assessment Days” in spring 2011. Our goal
is to support middle school, high school, and higher education students who want
to take nationally recognized world language proficiency assessments. We also
support districts to Host a
Washington World Language Assessment Day.
Middle and high school students who sign up for “Washington World Language Assessment Days” and complete the assessment receive a
certificate of recognition signed by OSPI and SBE, with a cover letter indicating proficiency levels attained in the tested language and high school credit equivalencies based on the recommendations in the state’s
Model Procedure for competency-based credits. (Whether the students’ districts are able to award high school world language credits would depend on the district-adopted policy and procedure regarding
competency-based credits.) Students also receive a copy of the assessment report provided by the testing company. If students request it, a copy of the letter and report can also be sent to the students' school counselor or district office.
Who may register
Students in grades 7–12, as well as college and university students
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*Cost: Many districts sponsor the tests for current ELL students and/or students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Otherwise, students pay for the tests themselves. Contact your district if you have questions about paying for testing.
Dates and Locations
World Language Assessment days are currently scheduled on a variety of days and in a number of locations. Please see the complete list of current dates and locations listed on the
registration form. Check back regularly as more dates and locations are added.
If your district would like to host a Washington World Language Assessment Day for your students, please visit:
Host a Washington World Language Assessment Day.
How to Register
Interested students go online to Register for Washington World Language Assessment Days.
Note: Students in the Road Map districts of Auburn, Kent, or Tukwila:
They will have an opportunity to select one language for assessment. Then, based on the language (and the assessment options available for that language), they can select a date and location. WAFLT (Washington Association for Language Teaching) manages the registration process and sends students an email confirmation with more information about the test date and location after they register. Payment information is available on the registration form.
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