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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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World Language Credit by Proficiency

In addition to American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic, Chinese, French, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese high school courses, Highline also offers World Language Credit by Proficiency for any language.

High school students can earn up to a maximum of 4 credits through this program. Students are assessed in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. 

Highline is part of a statewide initiative to recognize our students' diverse language competencies. For more information on this initiative, please refer to OSPI ​Competency-Based Credits for World Languages. Watch the video below to learn more about this program.

English

Spanish

World Language Credit by Proficiency 

Credit by Proficiency testing typically happens yearly at each of our high schools.

Pre-registration is required. 

In response to the COVID-19 closure, we have developed a calendar for the first semester of the 2020-21 school year that prioritizes high school seniors

STEPS PRIOR TO TAKING THE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST

  • Test Information - Informational meetings will be held every Wednesday at 2:00 pm starting on September 30th.   Please use the following link to access the remote meeting:  http://bit.ly/HighlineWorldLanguageZOOM
  • Practice Session - Students who determine that they are ready may submit a practice test following the informational meeting.
  • Test Registration - Students will be able to register for one of the various testing options during the information meeting.

Test Information

Highline Public Schools uses different tests to accommodate all languages. The three most common tests used are Avant STAMP 4s, Avant WorldSpeak and ALTA.  

AVANT STAMP 4S INFORMATION:

(French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish)

AVANT WORLDSPEAK INFORMATION:

(Chin (Hakha), Chuukese, Czech, Filipino (Tagalog), Haitian-Creole, Ilocano Marshallese, Samoan, Somali)

ALTA TEST INFORMATION: (FOR ANY LANGUAGE NOT LISTED ABOVE)

Testing Options for Fall 2020

Testing Options

Priority Group

Test Dates and Times

Test 

Option 1:

Remote testing proctored by Language Learning Staff

Seniors

9:00 a.m. on Saturdays

October - December

STAMP
French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish

WorldSpeak 
Chin (Hakha), Chuukese, Czech, Filipino (Tagalog), Haitian-Creole, Ilocano, Marshallese, Samoan, Somali

Option 2: 

Remote testing proctored by AVANT staff

Seniors

Schedule your own date

(Any senior who would like to schedule testing at a date convenient for them can do so and use the AVANT proctors to complete the assessment)

STAMP
French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish

WorldSpeak 
Chin (Hakha), Chuukese, Czech, Filipino (Tagalog), Haitian-Creole, Ilocano,  Marshallese, Samoan, Somali

Option 3:

In-person testing proctored by Language Learning Staff

Seniors


 

9:00 a.m. on Wednesdays

October - December

(Limited space availability during each test date)

STAMP
French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish

WorldSpeak 
Chin (Hakha), Chuukese, Czech, Filipino (Tagalog), Haitian-Creole, Ilocano, Marshallese, Samoan, Somali

ALTA           
Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Basha, Bosnian, Burmese, Cantonese, Croatian, Dari, Farsi, Hindi, Hmong, Japanese, Khmer, Kiswahili, Korean, Lao, Laotian, Malayalam, Mandarin, Nepali, Oromo, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Sudanese, Thai, Tigrinya, Twi, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese

WAFLT
Carolinian, Kirundi, Kosraean, Palauan, Tedim, Tok Pisin, Tongan

Testing Plan for Spring 2021: TBD by December 2020

If you have any questions about WLCbP testing, please contact Language Learning at 206-631-3184 or e-mail Mary Orozco at mary.orozco@highlineschools.org

Credit by Proficiency FAQs

Videos

Amharic

Chinese

Punjabi

Somali

Tigirigna

Arabic

English

Russian

Spanish

Vietnamese

Cambodian

Korean

Samoan

Tagalog

Contact

Kristin Percy Calaff
Elementary Language Learning Director

Shajaira Lopez
Secondary Language Learning Director

Damaris L. Amaya
Administrative Secretary 

Phone
206-631-3035

Email
language.learning@highlineschools.org