Fall 2021 World Language Assessment

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  • WLA Registration

    Registration for the November 17th, 2021 fall World Language Assessment is open from September 8th to October 30th, 2021

    There is a $10 student registration fee per language test (i.e. if you are registering for Spanish and Tagalog, there are two fees). Students with Free/Reduced Lunch are eligible for this fee to be waived.

    To register for the fall WLA, please visit the Everett High School Treasurer's window to the left of the main office doors in the A Building with your fee payment and completed Student Registration Form. Note that a student must be able to read, write, speak, listen/understand, and type in the language(s) they are testing in.


  • What is the World Language Assessment?

    A language proficiency exam which measures student fluency in a non-English language. There are different sections for reading, writing, speaking, listening and - as of 2021 - typing which must all be passed in order for a student to receive world language credit(s). Any language is available to test - the district will make every effort to locate an applicable assessment, but please note that languages which are less commonly spoken in the U.S. may require additional time to locate a test.

    Who should take the World Language Assessment?

    Students in grades 7 - 12 who can fluently read, write, speak, type and listen in a non-English language may earn up to 4.0 high school world language credits, as well as the Seal of Bilteracy on their high school diploma.

    What if a student does not pass the World Language Assessment?

    Students may retake the WLA on the spring test date of April 20th, 2022. Note the district will only cover the $10 registration fee for a test once per year for students receiving Free/Reduced Lunch; two attempts at two different languages would be covered.

    How will credits earned through the World Language Assessment be added to student transcripts?

    Students/families need to sign/date the district letter which was sent after the WLA, then return it to the student's counselor or registrar in order for their earned credits to be added to their transcript. Note the credit will be awarded with a Satisfactory (S) grade and cannot be removed once placed on the student's transcript.

    If a student took the WLA at a school outside of the Everett School District, please complete district form 2415P and provide the original official WLA score reports to the Everett HS registrar. Note the credit will be awarded with a Satisfactory (S) grade and cannot be removed once placed on the student's transcript.