Community Schools and Culture Clubs-Are you seeking credit for a World Language through your off-site program? Please reference WAC 392-410-300 for guidelines on proposing World Language equivalency credit recognition to your student's resident public school. Students in your community school program may potentially receive World Language Competency-based Credit based on agreements reached between the relevant public school/district and your program. The ultimate decision resides with the student's resident public school/district and must be agreed-upon prior to the learning/testing.
World Language Competency Based Credits
For students in K-12 grades, our goal is to develop a system that supports any bilingual student to receive world language credits by demonstrating language proficiency. In order to increase student access, OSPI has established a process to empower and engage school districts to set up competency testing for their bilingual students and support third party agencies and to offer testing in their communities. Watch how a World Language Credit Program honored bilingual immigrant students. Translated videos in Amharic, Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Punjabi, Samoan, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrigna, Vietnamese.
Credits & Goals
- Students of the class of 2021 and beyond are required to have two (2) credits in World Languages or a personalized pathway in order to graduate.
- Minimum requirements for Washington public university and college admission include two (2) credits in the same language.
- See how World Language credits and proficiency relate to Career and College Goals.
Competency Testing & Awarding of Credit
World Language Competency Testing and Credits- See processes for steps, registration, testing, and more.
Earn World Language Competency Credits- The World Language Credit Program is a way to earn high school credit for a language you already know.
Flyers & Educator Toolkits
Flyers in numerous languages plus Educator Toolkits may be downloaded from the following website: Speak Your Language