World-Language Competency Testing Resources
Spring 2020 testing has been postponed until further notice
Language & Assessment List
- Click Language & Assessment List to review the test utilized for each language.
- Contact Laurie Edwards at the Snoqualmie Valley School District Office if the language you need to test in does not appear on the list.
Sample tests can be accessed using the below links. Use the Language & Assessment List to ensure you use the correct practice test for the language tested.
- STAMP 4S & WorldSpeak: https://avantassessment.com/sample-tests.
- Alta: https://www.altalang.com/language-testing/preparing-for-your-test/
World Language Assessment Proficiency Levels
Average Time Required To Reach World Language Proficiency Levels 1
Years of Language Study
Language Competency Level
Based on Proficiency Testing
High School World Language Credit Earned
2 Years of High School Study
4 Years of High School Study
Six Years of Study
Nine Years of Study
Twelve or more Years of Study
1 Most students who engage solely in regular middle school/high school classroom instruction will remain in the Novice range
2 Credit is earned by students who are assessed at Novice Mid or Novice High proficiency levels; students at Novice Low proficiency are not eligible for competency-based credits.
STAMP 4S Benchmark & Rubric Guide - This document outlines the test benchmarks and scoring criteria for one of the assessments we will administer during World Language competency testing (STAMP 4S). We will assess most, but not all students using STAMP 4S. Criteria vary across assessments, but this document provides a general idea of the criteria used to assess student proficiency.
Comparison Between ACTFL, CEFR & ILR - This document allows families who are familiar with the European assessment system to compare Washington State World Language competency testing to European assessments.