Establish World Language Competency Testing
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World Languages

Establish World Language Competency Testing


For School Districts


Registration Testing Results

Step 3: Results

Results for the commercial tests are subject to the assessment provider. After exams are complete, student credits can be calculated. Students generally need a minimum of a speaking and writing test to earn credits – unless the language is unique in its communication forms. Students receive credit based on their lowest skill score.
Examples:

 

+ STAMP and WorldSpeak–Avant Assessment

Gathering Results

  • Log on to Avant Assessment by language to gather results
  • Download official testing certificates (Training Video, 1:45)
  • Download results to spreadsheet (Training Video) Location on Video:
    • Downloading Results (0:00)
    • Finding Lowest Score (4:56)
    • Calculating Credits (6:32)
    • Creating Student Notification with Mail Merge (14:28)

Calculating Credits
Based on your district's policy and procedure, use these guidelines to calculate the number of credits.

Competency Credits on Transcripts

Seal of Biliteracy
If students qualify for four (4) world language competency credits and meet the graduation requirements for English Language Arts, they are eligible to earn the Seal of Biliteracy. School districts may request the Seal of Biliteracy imprint by emailing worldlanguage@k12.wa.us.

Transcripts and CEDARS (Sample Transcript Showing Pertinent Credit Information Highlighted in Red)
CEDARS Data Manual—The 2016–17 documents provide information in:

  1. CEDARS Manual Student Attributes and Programs File (I) will collect the information for students who have obtained a Seal of Biliteracy.
  2. CEDARS Appendix K–Language Codes contains the list of languages students may earn the Seal of Biliteracy in.
  3. CEDARS Appendix L–Washington State Seal of Biliteracy lists the Assessments that may be utilized to test for biliteracy.

The Washington State Standardized High School Transcript Developer/User Guide, provides information on pages 79-80 regarding how to report the Seal of Biliteracy on a student transcript beginning with the Class of 2015.

 

+ ALTA Language Testing

Gathering Results

  • Access ALTA Language Testing and download results (Training Video)
  • Email ALTA to request a bulk download of official student test reports (certificates)
  • Notify students of credits awarded

Calculating Credits
Based on your district's policy and procedure, use these guidelines to calculate the number of credits.

Competency Credits on Transcripts

Seal of Biliteracy
If students qualify for four (4) world language competency credits and meet the graduation requirements for English Language Arts, they are eligible to earn the Seal of Biliteracy. School districts may request the Seal of Biliteracy imprint by emailing worldlanguage@k12.wa.us.

Transcripts and CEDARS (Sample Transcript Showing Pertinent Credit Information Highlighted in Red)
CEDARS Data Manual—The 2016–17 documents provide information in:

  1. CEDARS Manual Student Attributes and Programs File (I) will collect the information for students who have obtained a Seal of Biliteracy.
  2. CEDARS Appendix K–Language Codes contains the list of languages students may earn the Seal of Biliteracy in.
  3. CEDARS Appendix L–Washington State Seal of Biliteracy lists the Assessments that may be utilized to test for biliteracy.

The Washington State Standardized High School Transcript Developer/User Guide, provides information on pages 79-80 regarding how to report the Seal of Biliteracy on a student transcript beginning with the Class of 2015.

 

+ Language Testing International (LTI)

Gathering Results

  • Log on and download data and certificates for students for WPTs, OPIcs, OPIs
  • Follow directions to download data and certificates for AAPPL tests
  • Notify students of credits awarded

Calculating Credits
Based on your district's policy and procedure, use these guidelines to calculate the number of credits.

Competency Credits on Transcripts

Seal of Biliteracy
If students qualify for four (4) world language competency credits and meet the graduation requirements for English Language Arts, they are eligible to earn the Seal of Biliteracy. School districts may request the Seal of Biliteracy imprint by emailing worldlanguage@k12.wa.us.

Transcripts and CEDARS (Sample Transcript Showing Pertinent Credit Information Highlighted in Red)
CEDARS Data Manual—The 2016–17 documents provide information in:

  1. CEDARS Manual Student Attributes and Programs File (I) will collect the information for students who have obtained a Seal of Biliteracy.
  2. CEDARS Appendix K–Language Codes contains the list of languages students may earn the Seal of Biliteracy in.
  3. CEDARS Appendix L–Washington State Seal of Biliteracy lists the Assessments that may be utilized to test for biliteracy.

The Washington State Standardized High School Transcript Developer/User Guide, provides information on pages 79-80 regarding how to report the Seal of Biliteracy on a student transcript beginning with the Class of 2015.

 

+ ASL:ASLPI

Results

  • It can take up to six weeks to receive the ASLPI result report. The report is provided by email to expedite delivery and receipt. Result reports are not mailed.
  • Understanding the Result

Calculating Credits
Based on your district's policy and procedure, convert the rating to the ACTFL scale guidelines and issue high school credits.

Competency Credits on Transcripts

Seal of Biliteracy
If students qualify for four (4) world language competency credits and meet the graduation requirements for English Language Arts, they are eligible to earn the Seal of Biliteracy. School districts may request the Seal of Biliteracy imprint by emailing worldlanguage@k12.wa.us.

Transcripts and CEDARS (Sample Transcript Showing Pertinent Credit Information Highlighted in Red)
CEDARS Data Manual—The 2016–17 documents provide information in:

  1. CEDARS Manual Student Attributes and Programs File (I) will collect the information for students who have obtained a Seal of Biliteracy.
  2. CEDARS Appendix K–Language Codes contains the list of languages students may earn the Seal of Biliteracy in.
  3. CEDARS Appendix L–Washington State Seal of Biliteracy lists the Assessments that may be utilized to test for biliteracy.

The Washington State Standardized High School Transcript Developer/User Guide, provides information on pages 79-80 regarding how to report the Seal of Biliteracy on a student transcript beginning with the Class of 2015.

 

+ ASL:SLPI

Rochester Institute of Technology SLPI

Calculating Credits
Based on your district's policy and procedure, use these guidelines to calculate the number of credits.

Competency Credits on Transcripts

Seal of Biliteracy
If students qualify for four (4) world language competency credits and meet the graduation requirements for English Language Arts, they are eligible to earn the Seal of Biliteracy. School districts may request the Seal of Biliteracy imprint by emailing worldlanguage@k12.wa.us.

Transcripts and CEDARS (Sample Transcript Showing Pertinent Credit Information Highlighted in Red)
CEDARS Data Manual—The 2016–17 documents provide information in:

  1. CEDARS Manual Student Attributes and Programs File (I) will collect the information for students who have obtained a Seal of Biliteracy.
  2. CEDARS Appendix K–Language Codes contains the list of languages students may earn the Seal of Biliteracy in.
  3. CEDARS Appendix L–Washington State Seal of Biliteracy lists the Assessments that may be utilized to test for biliteracy.

The Washington State Standardized High School Transcript Developer/User Guide, provides information on pages 79-80 regarding how to report the Seal of Biliteracy on a student transcript beginning with the Class of 2015.

+ ASL:NCASLTA

North Carolina American Sign Language Teachers Association SLPI

Calculating Credits
Based on your district's policy and procedure, use these guidelines to calculate the number of credits.

Competency Credits on Transcripts

Seal of Biliteracy
If students qualify for four (4) world language competency credits and meet the graduation requirements for English Language Arts, they are eligible to earn the Seal of Biliteracy. School districts may request the Seal of Biliteracy imprint by emailing worldlanguage@k12.wa.us.

Transcripts and CEDARS (Sample Transcript Showing Pertinent Credit Information Highlighted in Red)
CEDARS Data Manual—The 2016–17 documents provide information in:

  1. CEDARS Manual Student Attributes and Programs File (I) will collect the information for students who have obtained a Seal of Biliteracy.
  2. CEDARS Appendix K–Language Codes contains the list of languages students may earn the Seal of Biliteracy in.
  3. CEDARS Appendix L–Washington State Seal of Biliteracy lists the Assessments that may be utilized to test for biliteracy.

The Washington State Standardized High School Transcript Developer/User Guide, provides information on pages 79-80 regarding how to report the Seal of Biliteracy on a student transcript beginning with the Class of 2015.

+ Custom Tests

Gathering Results

  • The district coordinator will receive notification of test results as they are scored
  • Notify students of credits awarded

Calculating Credits
Based on your district's policy and procedure, use these guidelines to calculate the number of credits.

Competency Credits on Transcripts

Seal of Biliteracy
If students qualify for four (4) world language competency credits and meet the graduation requirements for English Language Arts, they are eligible to earn the Seal of Biliteracy. School districts may request the Seal of Biliteracy imprint by emailing worldlanguage@k12.wa.us.

Transcripts and CEDARS (Sample Transcript Showing Pertinent Credit Information Highlighted in Red)
CEDARS Data Manual—The 2016–17 documents provide information in:

  1. CEDARS Manual Student Attributes and Programs File (I) will collect the information for students who have obtained a Seal of Biliteracy.
  2. CEDARS Appendix K–Language Codes contains the list of languages students may earn the Seal of Biliteracy in.
  3. CEDARS Appendix L–Washington State Seal of Biliteracy lists the Assessments that may be utilized to test for biliteracy.

The Washington State Standardized High School Transcript Developer/User Guide, provides information on pages 79-80 regarding how to report the Seal of Biliteracy on a student transcript beginning with the Class of 2015.

 

+ AP

Taking the Exam

Calculating Credits
Based on your district's policy and procedure, use these guidelines to calculate the number of credits.

 

+ IB

Check with your IB District Coordinator

Calculating Credits
Based on your district's policy and procedure, use these guidelines to calculate the number of credits.

Competency Credits for World Languages

   Updated 6/21/2017

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