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.
Fill out the World Language Registration Form
After you register, you must submit payment : SUBMIT PAYMENT HERE
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Chinese SIMPLIFIED $22.90
Chinese TRADITIONAL $22.90
French $22.90/STAMP 4S
German $22.90/STAMP 4S
Hebrew $22.90/STAMP 4S
Italian $22.90/STAMP 4S
Japanese $22.90/STAMP 4S
Korean $22.90/STAMP 4S
Polish $22.90/STAMP 4S
Portuguese $22.90/STAMP 4S
Russian $22.90/STAMP 4S
Samoan $22.90/STAMP WS
Spanish $22.90/STAMP 4S
Tagalog/Filipino $22.90/STAMP WS
Turkish $22.90/STAMP WS
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.