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

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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

Schedule

Credit by Proficiency testing happens yearly at each of our high schools and pre-registration is required. 

October 1-25, 2019

  • New Start
  • Learning Center North
  • SWYFS
  • Career Link
  • PSSC

October 28 - November 20, 2019 

  • Evergreen 

November 25 - December 20, 2019 

  • Highline
  • WELS
  • Learning Center South 

January 6 - February 7, 2020  

  • Tyee

February 3-28, 2020  

  • New Start
  • Learning Center North
  • SWYFS
  • Career Link
  • CHOICE
  • Raisbeck Aviation

To Be Determined 

Arrangements are being made for remote testing for seniors only. 

  • Mount Rainier Seniors
  • Learning Center South Seniors
  • Big Picture Seniors
  • Heritage Evergreen Seniors
  • Heritage Tyee Seniors
  • Last Call for Seniors 

Postponed to Fall 2020

  • Middle Schools

Steps prior to taking the language proficiency test

Step 1: Advisory lessons to include overview of World Language Credit by Proficiency, self-assessment, paths to Biliteracy
Step 2:  Test preparation and practice test 
Step 3:  Testing day! 

Test Information

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

Stamp 4s Information: (French, German, Italian, Spanish)

 WorldSpeak Information: (Samoan, Somali, and Tagalog)

ALTA Test Information: (Any language not listed above)

Credit by Proficiency FAQs

Videos

Amharic

Chinese

Punjabi

Somali

Tigirigna

Arabic

English

Russian

Spanish

Vietnamese

Cambodian

Korean

Samoan

Tagalog