World Language Testing
Registration Open to Test for World Language Proficiency
Posted on 01/07/2019
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Students can accrue credit for competency in a world language through a World Language Proficiency Test. The test is for students who can fluently read, write, speak and listen in a language other than English.

Registration

Step 1

Student should reflect on whether or not they are ready to sit for the test. They should review the I can statements on the student FAQ documents as well as visit the link at www.actfl.org to self assess if they have the level of proficiency needed to complete the test.

Step 2

Pay $15 to their school's ASB secretary prior to the deadline. Fee will be waived for free/reduced lunch eligibility. Secretary will give student their receipt and the link to the google registration form.

Step 3

Complete an online registration form. Students MUST HAVE their receipt number for registration.

Testing Information

Registration dates: January 7— February 1, 2019

Testing date: Saturday, February 23, 2019

Testing day schedule: 9:40am, Arrive and sign in;
10:00am, Test begins

Testing Location: Central Kitsap School District Teaching Learning Center,1400 NE McWilliams Road, Bremerton, WA 98311

Testing Fees: $15 (waived for free/reduced lunch)

Languages Tested

STAMP 4S: Current languages tested are Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, Spanish.

WorldSpeak: Armenian, Filipina (Tagalog), Haitian-Creole, Ilocano, Samoan, Somalia Maay Maay, Somali Maxaa, Tamil, Vietnamese, Yup’ik

Earning Credit/Seal of Biliteracy

Students will be able to earn up to four credits, depending upon the level of proficiency they demonstrate on the assessments in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Credits will be awarded based on the lowest level of proficiency demonstrated across the skill areas, so it is important for students to have strong skills in all four areas.

Students who demonstrate proficiency on the world language competency tests at the Intermediate-Mid proficiency level may qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy on their high school diploma if they also meet all requirements for English Language Arts (ELA), including passing all four high school English classes and passing the state ELA Smarter Balanced Assessment.

Transcipts

Test results will not automatically be added to student transcripts. The district’s Student Services department will provide the student and parent/guardian the test results and the option to complete a Credit for Competency/Proficiency-World Language form to request credits be added to the student transcript. Students (who tested in other locations and credits were not awarded by their previous district) may request approval of credit for proficiency in a world language through the district Student Services Department with an original score report(s) and official documentation. Credit will be awarded with a grade of Pass (P). Once placed on the transcript, credits cannot be removed.

Notification of Results

Students will receive a letter from the school district notifying them of their testing results, proficiency levels, and number of eligible high school credits. The number of credits student receive is based upon the lowest proficiency score in any of the four content areas (reading, writing, listen, speaking).