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World Language Competency Based Credits

Contact Information

Associate Director of Content, World Languages
360-819-0950

World Language Competency-based Credits (WLCbC) are when students earn high school graduation credits for their language skills by showing proficiency on an accepted test.

Identifying Eligible Students

All students are allowed to earn WLCbC.

All languages are allowed to earn WLCbC.

All pathways allow a student to earn WLCbC.


Language Proficiency

Language proficiency means a person’s ability to use language for real-world reasons naturally for many topics and reasons. Proficiency is a range and language users can build proficiency across different skills at different speeds. 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. 

Competency Testing & Awarding of Credit

For Districts

For Students