Registration Deadline for the World Languages Credit Exam

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Add to Calendar 2022-10-06 00:00:00 2022-10-06 23:59:00 America/New_York Registration Deadline for the World Languages Credit Exam

Whitman MS will be hosting the World Languages Credit Exam on November 3, 2022.  Student registrations need to be completed with their Whitman counselor by October 6, 2022.

What is the World Languages Credit Exam?

The exam assesses language proficiency. Students who take the exam may earn up to three pass-or-fail credits (levels one, two and three) in the language. Credits are typically added to the student transcript in January. Exam credits may also fulfill the World Languages requirements for the Advanced Studies Diploma and the Virginia Department of Education’s Seal of Biliteracy. A student may participate in the exam two times per language between grades 7 through 12. In other words, students have two chances per language to earn credits by taking the exam.

Proficiency Level

Students must be able to read and comprehend exam instructions and writing prompts in the exam language. The Credit Exam requires students to write multiple well-developed essays about personal experiences using complete sentences and at least three cohesive paragraphs. Students earn credit based on the level of proficiency demonstrated by their writing.

Eligibility

The exam is for students in grades 7 through 12 who have proficiency in one of these 30 languages:

American Sign Language (ASL)**

Amharic

Arabic

Bengali

Chinese (Mandarin)

Farsi

French

German

Greek*

Hebrew*

Hindi

Italian

Japanese

Korean

Nepali

Pashto

Portuguese*

Punjabi

Russian

Sanskrit

Somali

Spanish

Tagalog

Tamil

Telugu

Tigrinya

Turkish*

Twi

Urdu

Vietnamese

*Greek, Hebrew, Portuguese, and Turkish use the Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) from Language Testing International. The WPT is a timed test. Read more about the Writing Proficiency Test.

**For the ASL exam, students will watch signed video prompts and record a video response signing with ASL.

All other languages will be tested using an FCPS-developed test, which is untimed.

For more information about the exam, please click here.

To register, please contact the Whitman MS Counselor for you or your student:

Students’ Last Name

8th Grade

7th Grade

A-K

Tiffany Mitchell - [email protected]

Tiashia Roberts - [email protected]

L-Z

Mary Horton - [email protected]

Jose Flores - [email protected]

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For more information please contact your student's counselor.

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Whitman MS will be hosting the World Languages Credit Exam on November 3, 2022.  Student registrations need to be completed with their Whitman counselor by October 6, 2022.

What is the World Languages Credit Exam?

The exam assesses language proficiency. Students who take the exam may earn up to three pass-or-fail credits (levels one, two and three) in the language. Credits are typically added to the student transcript in January. Exam credits may also fulfill the World Languages requirements for the Advanced Studies Diploma and the Virginia Department of Education’s Seal of Biliteracy. A student may participate in the exam two times per language between grades 7 through 12. In other words, students have two chances per language to earn credits by taking the exam.

Proficiency Level

Students must be able to read and comprehend exam instructions and writing prompts in the exam language. The Credit Exam requires students to write multiple well-developed essays about personal experiences using complete sentences and at least three cohesive paragraphs. Students earn credit based on the level of proficiency demonstrated by their writing.

Eligibility

The exam is for students in grades 7 through 12 who have proficiency in one of these 30 languages:

American Sign Language (ASL)**

Amharic

Arabic

Bengali

Chinese (Mandarin)

Farsi

French

German

Greek*

Hebrew*

Hindi

Italian

Japanese

Korean

Nepali

Pashto

Portuguese*

Punjabi

Russian

Sanskrit

Somali

Spanish

Tagalog

Tamil

Telugu

Tigrinya

Turkish*

Twi

Urdu

Vietnamese

*Greek, Hebrew, Portuguese, and Turkish use the Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) from Language Testing International. The WPT is a timed test. Read more about the Writing Proficiency Test.

**For the ASL exam, students will watch signed video prompts and record a video response signing with ASL.

All other languages will be tested using an FCPS-developed test, which is untimed.

For more information about the exam, please click here.

To register, please contact the Whitman MS Counselor for you or your student:

Students’ Last Name

8th Grade

7th Grade

A-K

Tiffany Mitchell - [email protected]

Tiashia Roberts - [email protected]

L-Z

Mary Horton - [email protected]

Jose Flores - [email protected]