Competency Credits for World Languages
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Competency Credits for World Languages

Students who speak, read, and write a language other than English can earn world language credits by demonstrating proficiency. Students who demonstrate proficiency on nationally recognized proficiency assessments may be able to receive competency credits on their transcript.

Road Map Project – Competency-based Credits

The Washington State School Directors' Association, the State Board of Education (SBE), and OSPI developed a sample policy and procedure to guide school districts. The World Languages program at OSPI supports districts as they adopt the sample policy and procedure.

Translated videos in Amharic, Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Punjabi, Samoan, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrigna, Vietnamese.

Taking the Test
School districts across the state offer testing during the school year. The goal is to make testing opportunities accessible to students and to support districts that would like to provide testing sites in their schools.

Representing Competency Credits on Transcripts
CEDARS denotes Competency Credits on transcripts.

More Information
2012–2013 Statewide Test Results Summary
Assessment Options | World Language Credits Brochure


Learn about the World Language Credit Program.

Establish a Sustainable World Language Competency Testing Program in Your School District

Competency Credits for World Languages

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