Eligible students include those who are in grades 7 - 12 and who are fluent in a language other than English. This may include students who are participating in our program for English language learners, students of military families who have been stationed overseas, or any other student in these grades who have had an opportunity to become proficient in a world language. Students should be able to read, write, speak, and listen/understand in that target language.
How it works
Testing will occur at the student's school during the school day. District or school staff will administer the test. We use the assessment from ALTA or STAMP, depending upon the target language. A collection of evidence process may be used for languages in which no test is available.
The score on the assessment determines the number of credits that are awarded. Some students may also be eligible to earn a Seal of Biliteracy on their high school diplomas.
The district will cover the cost of the first test, including staff time. If a student wishes to improve their score, they may do so by paying a fee of $120 for each test.
If interested in participating in this program, contact your school's counselor or principal, or Gwen Moody in the district assessment office (360.709.7031).