Lakewood School District is offering free World Language Competency testing April 18-19 to students who can fluently speak, write, read, and listen in a language other than English. Students in grades 7-12 can earn up to four high school credits by demonstrating language proficiency on this assessment.
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:
- Mandarin (Simplified and Traditional)
- Marshallese (writing and speaking only)
- Portuguese (Brazilian)
- 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: https://forms.office.com/r/eWAnpJqsxw. School counselors will follow up with those who are interested with a consent form (also available on our website.)
There is no fee for students to take the assessment. The testing will occur on April 18 for grades 9-12 and April 19 for grades 7-8. 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 decides to opt out of receiving credit.
Forms are due March 31, 2023.