World-Language Competency Testing Resources

  • Language & Assessment List

    • If you do not see a language in our Language & Assessment List, please contact the SVSD District Office to find an appropriate language assessment.
    • Click Language & Assessment List to determine which test SVSD administers for each language.


    Practice Tests

    Use the links below to access sample tests or questions.  Use the Language & Assessment List   to determine which assessment will be given.


    World Language Assessment Proficiency Levels & High School Credits Awarded

     Language Competency Level
     Based on Proficiency Testing

    High School World Language
    Credit Awarded   

     Novice Mid


     Novice High


     Intermediate Low


     Intermediate Mid (& above)



    Other Resources

    SVSD Seal of Biliteracy & World Language Competency Crediting

    STAMP 4S & WS Scoring & Rubric Guide - Visit STAMP's webpage for an outline of test scoring and a rubric.  We will assess most, but not all, students using STAMP 4S.  Criteria vary across assessments, but this 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.


    Resources For Teaching Children A Home Language

    There are many resources for families that also encourage teaching children to read and write in their home language.  We have gathered a few below for families with children of all ages.