World Languages Competency Assessment

  • Lakewood School District offers world language competency testing for free for students who can fluently speak, write, read, and listen in a language other than English. Students in grades 7-12 can earn high school credit in a world language by demonstrating their language proficiency on this assessment. Students can earn up to four credits.

    If the language score is high enough, a student can also earn a Seal of Biliteracy added to the high school diploma. You may be interested in having your student take this assessment if they can read, write, speak and listen in another language other than English.

    Lakewood is offering the assessment in these languages:

    • Arabic    
    • Chinese    
    • Japanese    
    • French
    • German    
    • Hebrew    
    • Hindi    
    • Italian
    • Mandarin (Simplified and Traditional)    
    • Marshallese (writing and speaking only)    
    • Polish    
    • Portuguese (Brazilian)
    • Russian
    • Sign Language   
    • Spanish    
    • Tagalog (writing and speaking only)    
    • Ukrainian (writing and speaking only)
    • Vietnamese (writing and speaking only)

    Please complete the following online form so we know who is interested in the test:  School counselors will follow up with those who are interested with a consent form (also available below.)

    There is no fee for students to take the assessment. The testing will occur in early May during the school day. The assessment will take about two hours and occur during the school day. Middle school students will walk with a staff member to the high school for the test. 

    Credits earned will automatically be added to the student’s high school transcript with a grade of Pass (P), unless the parent completes the optional opt-out form

    The consent form is available in five different languages below. Please email if you need an interpreter to help you with this form or call Sophia Deogun in Teaching and Learning, 360-652-4500.

    Forms are due by April 12th

    Consent Forms

    Please return the form to the office at Lakewood Middle School or Lakewood High School. If you would like a printed form, please request one from your student's school.

    Practice Test

    Students can find sample test questions at the testing website.