World Language Proficiency Assessment

  • Earn Up to Four Credits for Languages You Know

    Students in grades 9-12 who can read, write, speak, and understand the world languages at the Novice Mid-Level or above can earn high school credit for free when they complete world language proficiency assessments.  

    Based on the proficiency level demonstrated, students can earn 1-4 high school credits for world language. The credits will help students meet high school graduation and college admissions requirements.

    2021-2022 Assessment Process

    Students that are interested in the World Language Proficiency Assessment will need to attend the information session at their high school. During this session, they will find out more information about what is involved in testing, requirements to receive credit, and complete two writing prompt samples.

    Once their writing prompts are evaluated, students will be contacted via email with next steps for registering or recommendations to practice for increasing proficiency prior to testing.  
    This year, all high schools will offer one in-school testing date in January or February. Students will complete the testing during the school day.

    Attend Your School’s Information Session 

    For more information, please sign up to attend your high school’s information session. 

Assessments

  • STAMP Assessments

  • ALTA Writing & Listening Assessments

  • Other Assessments

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who can earn World Language Credit by Proficiency?

  • How many credits can I earn? 

  • Can I take the test if I’m not a native speaker?

  • Can I take the test if I am an ELL student? 

  • How much does testing cost? 

  • What happens if I don’t do well on the test? 

  • Can I test more than once?

  • How do I register for the test? 

  • How do I decide if I should take the test?

  • What is the test like?

  • Where does testing happen? 

Contact Us

  • Assessment

    12033 SE 256th Street #D-2100
    Kent, WA 98030

    Assessment@kent.k12.wa.us

    (253) 373-7080

    Charity Jensen

    Charity Jensen

    Director of Assessment 

    Jennifer Antrobus

    Jennifer Antrobus

    Assistant Director of Assessment

Last Modified on November 4, 2021