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 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. 

    This assessment allows students to be recognized for their diverse language competencies and value they bring to the Kent School District. For more information on the statewide initiative, please refer to OSPI Competency-Based Credits for World Languages. 

2023-2024 Assessment Process

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

    Once their writing prompt is evaluated, students will be contacted via email with next steps for registering if demonstrate linguistic proficiency preparedness or recommendations to practice for increasing proficiency prior to testing.   

    This year, high schools will have the option to offer two testing opportunities if they choose. One in the fall for students in grades 11 and 12 with a possible second opportunity in winter open for grades 9-12. Students will complete the testing during the school day. 

    Attend Your School’s Information Session 

    For more information, please speak with your high school counselor to sign up to attend your high school’s information session and keep an eye out for flyers around your school.  


  • 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 a multilingual 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? 

  • How are credits awarded from the test?

Contact Us

  • Assessment

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

    (253) 373-7080

    Charity Jensen

    Director of Assessment 

    Jennifer Antrobus

    Assistant Director of Assessment

Last Modified on August 2, 2023