Washington World Language Assessment Days
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Washington World Language Assessment Days

Learn about the World Language Credit Program.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

Assessments offered

For more detailed descriptions

*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.

How to Register
If your school district is listed below, please click on the appropriate link to register: Bellevue | Edmonds | Everett | Federal Way | Highline | Kent | Seattle

If you do not see your school district listed, please contact your school counselor.

Questions? Email worldlanguage@k12.wa.us.


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