This site provides information about earning Competency-Based Credits in World Languages in Seattle Public Schools. Much of the information may also be helpful to students, families, and educators in other school districts.
Supported by Seattle Public Schools' English Language Learners and International Programs.

To learn more about the test options for different languages, visit:

View the Road Map World Language Credit Video.


Background of World Languages Competency-Based Credits

In July 2010, the Washington State Board of Education (SBE) endorsed the dissemination of a Model Policy and Model Procedure for districts to offer competency-based credits for world languages (i.e. based on a student's demonstrated proficiency in a language). The model policy and procedure were developed in partnership with the Washington State School Directors' Association (WSSDA) and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). The OSPI World Languages Program is now working with districts across the state to adopt and implement the policy and procedure to support students in earning competency-based credits in world languages. For more information, visit http://www.k12.wa.us/WorldLanguages/CompetencyBasedCredits.aspx.