World Language Competency Credits for Students
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World Languages

Earn World Language Competency Credits

For Students

Determine if Eligible Take the Tests Get the Credit

Step 2: Take the tests

Different languages use different tests. Find your language under "Language List" and contact your school counselor for more information on testing options.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact your school district:

  • Counselor
  • Director of Curriculum
  • Director of Student Services
  • ELL Director
  • Superintendent

  • World Language and Bilingual students: These tests measure your proficiency: what you can do with the language (not what you know about the language, such as grammar facts or vocabulary definitions). You'll be asked to speak and write about different topics to see whether your proficiency level is more at the Novice level, Intermediate level, or Advanced level. You can find examples in English and some other languages in the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012.
  • ASL Students: These tests measure your proficiency; what you can do in the language. Reference how to prepare for the ASLPI.

Sample World Language Tests:

For more information about proficiency tests:

Learn how World Language Proficiency is rated (42 min):


Competency Credits for World Languages

   Updated 6/13/2018

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