World Language Competency-based Credit Program


    "Our goal is to develop a system that supports any bilingual student to receive world language credits by demonstrating language proficiency."  (OSPI)


    What is World Language Competency-based Credit Program?

    The World Language Credit Program is a way to earn high school credits for a language you already know.  Bilingual students may earn up to four World Language credits towards graduation if they demonstrate language proficiency on an OSPI-approved language competency test.


    Students are encouraged to continue a study of world languges in high school after obtaining competency-based credit.  Highly competitive four-year colleges and universities like to see three to four years of high school world language study, including World Language Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses.


    Language Competency Testing

    SVSD students will have two opportunities to take the World Language Competency assessment during their K-12 journey through Snoqualmie Valley schools.  Students may first take an assessment in grade 8.  The district will cover the testing fee cost of the first assessment.  Students will pay for second testing attempts.  Financial assistance is available for Heritage speakers or students who qualify for free/reduced priced meals.


    Spring 2021 Testing Information & Registration:

    • Registration form
    • Registration Deadline: January 15, 2021
    • Assessment Date: February 3, 2021
    • Assessment Time & Location: TBD
    • Cost: First attempt is free for SVSD students; Students who test a second time are responsible for the testing fee: Financial assistance is available for heritage speakers and students who qualify for free/reduced priced meals.


    Testing Resources

    Click HERE to access:

    • A list of languages and the assessment used by SVSD to assess proficiency
    • Links to practice tests
    • Proficiency levels on Washington state world language competency testing & average time required to reach world language proficiency levels
    • Sample assessment benchmarks and rubric guide
    • Comparison of European language assessments to Washington state world language proficiency tests


    Determine If You Qualify

    Heritage/Bilingual students in grades 8 through 12 qualify for testing.  If you can answer "Yes, I can do this fairly easily" to each statement in a language other than english, then ... (click here to continue)