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World Language District Testing

World Language Proficiency Testing Dates for 2023-2024

Next test date: February 6th, 2024 @ 7:30am

Registration Now Closed
Please be sure to pay by Wednesday, January 24rd, 2024

The next World Language Test will be on April 23rd, 2024!

Registration will open in early March.

STEP ONE:
Fill out the World Language Registration Form


STEP TWO:
After you register, you must submit payment : SUBMIT PAYMENT HERE

  • Login using parent family access login information
  • Choose student name
  • Choose shop items at student's school
  • Click on Category school option until World Language tab appears
  • Select appropriate test
  • Submit and complete payment

 

World Language Proficiency Testing 2023-2024 FAQs

  • If you can answer “Yes, I can do this fairly easily” to each statement in a language other than English, then you will probably be able to earn at least 1-2 credits. If you can answer “Yes, I can do this very easily” to all of the statements, then you may be able to earn 1-4 credits when you get tested.

    1. I can understand ideas on familiar topics expressed through phrases, short sentences, and frequently used expressions.[Listening]
    2. I can understand the main idea and some details in simple texts that contain familiar vocabulary. [Reading]
    3. I can exchange information with another person about familiar tasks, topics and activities. [Person-to-Person Communication]
    4. I can use a series of phrases and sentences to provide basic information about familiar topics. [Spoken Production]
    5. I can write simple descriptions and short messages and request or provide information on familiar topics. [Writing]
  • Students in grades 8-11.  12th  grade CHS students who are currently credit deficient may also take this opportunity, please speak with your counselor if interested.

  • The World Language test will take 2-4 hours at minimum. You will be responsible to make arrangements with teachers for any assignments/tests missed during testing time. This includes Running Start classes. We will NOT split up the test to accommodate other classes.

  • To help us plan for testing for other World Languages for future testing opportunities, please email jstone@upsd83.org with your student name, school, grade and the world language requested, so that the district can make plans to offer additional languages in the future.

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

  • Students will earn proficiency-based high school credits. 

  • Curtis High School, College & Career Readiness Center - Room 103

  • Students can sign up ONLINE and pay for testing with the bookkeeping clerk at their school. Please complete the registration through the link above, Step One.

  • Students and their families are responsible for paying the cost of the test. The cost of the test varies by language test, based upon the cost charged by the test vendor. The reason that some tests cost much more than others is due to the necessity of having a live person who speaks the language administer the speaking and listening/signing portions of the test (via a live phone call).

  • American Sign Language $150/SLPI

    Arabic $22.90/STAMP 4S

    Bulgarian $132/ALTA*

    Chinese SIMPLIFIED $22.90

    Chinese TRADITIONAL $22.90

    Dutch $132/ALTA*

    Farsi $132/ALTA*

    French $22.90/STAMP 4S

    German $22.90/STAMP 4S

    Hebrew $22.90/STAMP 4S

    Hungarian $132/ALTA*

    Indonesian $132/ALTA*

    Italian $22.90/STAMP 4S

    Japanese $22.90/STAMP 4S

    Korean $22.90/STAMP 4S

    Macedonian $132/ALTA*

    Norwegian $132/ALTA*

    Polish $22.90/STAMP 4S

    Portuguese $22.90/STAMP 4S

    Punjabi $132/ALTA*

    Romanian $132/ALTA*

    Russian $22.90/STAMP 4S

    Samoan $22.90/STAMP WS

    Spanish $22.90/STAMP 4S

    Swahili $132/ALTA*

    Tagalog/Filipino $22.90/STAMP WS

    Thai $132/ALTA*

    Turkish $22.90/STAMP WS

    Ukrainian $132/ALTA*

    Vietnamese $22.90/STAMP WS

    *$66 payment for Writing component required first.  If Writing is passed, another $66 required for the Oral Live component. 

  • Yes, you can retest. You will need to pay for each test that you take and costs may fluctuate depending on the vendor’s pricing and administrative costs for each test day.

  • If you earn the maximum four credits from these district approved tests (ALTA/Stamp4S/WorldSpeak), you will be eligible to earn the WA State Seal of Biliteracy on your transcript upon successful completion of all English Language Arts assessment and graduation requirements.  The language you earn the credits in will appear on your transcript as your second language.