World Language Testing

Fife School District World Language Proficiency Testing

Can you read, write, speak and understand others in a language other than English? 

Test as early as 8th grade and earn up to four high school graduation credits!

Watch the video below to learn more about this program. 

Testing is available in almost any language--Click to learn more.

Tentative Testing Window Dates: December 10-13, 2024

Fife High School & Columbia Junior High

Click here to print Student Registration form

Registration form due to Counseling Office no later than November 15, 2024

To get started, read "Determine if I am Eligible" and "Steps to Register for a World Language Test" 

In addition to Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL) high school courses, the Fife School District also offers World Language Credit by Proficiency for any language. Students who speak other languages may take a proficiency test in that language and earn high school world language credit. Students are assessed in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Students can earn up to a maximum of 4 high school credits through this program and can test any year during 8-12 grades. These credits will apply toward World Language high school graduation credits. If two or more credits are earned, it will also meet the college entrance requirement of two years of a world language. The Fife School District is part of a statewide initiative to recognize the diversity of our students' language competencies. 

Seniors can earn the Washington State "Seal of Biliteracy" for Graduation

Students who are proficient in a language other than English and earn 4 World Language credits by competency testing graduate with a Seal of Biliteracy on their diploma and wear a medallion at graduation.

To get started, read "Determine if I am Eligible" and "Steps to Register for a World Language Test" 

 All languages are available for testing. OSPI has provided the following languages translated as information videos:

 Program Overview in English

Program Overview in other Languages












 For more information on this initiative, please refer to OSPI Competency-Based Credits for World Languages