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World Language Competency Testing Resources

World-Language Competency Testing Resources

Language & Assessment List

  • If you do not see a language in our Language & Assessment List, please contact the SVSD District Office to find an appropriate language assessment.
  • Click Language & Assessment List to determine which test SVSD administers for each language.

Practice Tests

Use the links below to access sample tests or questions.  Use the Language & Assessment List   to determine which assessment will be given.

World Language Assessment Proficiency Levels & High School Credits Awarded

 Language Competency Level
 Based on Proficiency Testing

High School World Language
Credit Awarded   

 Novice Mid


 Novice High


 Intermediate Low


 Intermediate Mid (& above)


Other Resources

SVSD Seal of Biliteracy & World Language Competency Crediting

STAMP 4S & WS Scoring & Rubric Guide - Visit STAMP's webpage for an outline of test scoring and a rubric.  We will assess most, but not all, students using STAMP 4S.  Criteria vary across assessments, but this provides a general idea of the criteria used to assess student proficiency.

Comparison Between ACTFL, CEFR & ILR - This document allows families who are familiar with the European assessment system to compare Washington State World Language competency testing to European assessments.

Resources For Teaching Children A Home Language

There are many resources for families that also encourage teaching children to read and write in their home language.  We have gathered a few below for families with children of all ages.