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World Language Competency Credit Program

The World Language Credit Program allows students to earn high school credit(s) for a language they already know.  Students who speak, read, and write a language other than English may earn up to 4.0 World Language credits, the equivalent of four years of classroom-based study.  Meeting credit requirements through language competency testing provides students with greater flexibility to learn a third language, explore other course interests, or simply advance in the learning of the same language. The number of credits granted is based on the student’s proficiency level as measured by nationally recognized language proficiency assessments.  Over the last three years, SVSD has awarded 275 credits to 80 students in 19 languages!

Seal of Biliteracy
|Students who earn four credits through testing are also awarded the Seal of Biliteracy at graduation.  The Seal of Biliteracy is a special notation that appears on a graduating senior’s high school transcript and diploma as a statement of accomplishment. It can also be earned by scoring a three or higher on an AP language exam. Students who earn four World Language Competency Credits are also eligible for the Seal of Biliteracy

2023-24 Testing Information

SVSD students in grades 7-12 will have two opportunities to test.  SVSD will cover the cost of the first assessment. 

Students Dates: Time Location
Middle School Students Jan. 25 8:00 a.m. School Library
High School Students Feb. 7-8 8:00 a.m. Library



If you have any questions, please get in touch with your student's counselor or call (425) 831-8019.

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