World Language Credit Testing

The Washington Association for Language Teaching (WAFLT) is pleased to continue the service started by WAFLT and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in 2011 to support school districts that would like to offer World Language proficiency testing to their students. Through this language testing, students may earn from 1 to 4 Competency-Based Credits in a language they know, and possibly qualify for the State Seal of Biliteracy at high school graduation. 

Learn more at OSPI World Languages:









Is your district just getting started with World Language Credit Testing?

We are pleased to announce that the WAFLT Testing team is working on a separate website for WAFLT Assessment Services to provide more in-depth support information for districts, schools, and students. You can visit that website at

Custom Language Testing Supported by WAFLT 
The list of languages supported by the national testing companies expands each year, but, in the meantime, the Custom Testing supported by WAFLT provides an opportunity for districts to support testing for languages that are not currently available through these testing companies (Language Testing International, Avant Assessment, ALTA Language Testing). Example languages include Marshallese and Mandinka, which are spoken by fairly significant numbers of students in Washington schools, as well as much rarer languages such as Chin, Kosraean, and Kirundi. To help you determine whether you need a Custom Test or not, check out:


Testing Fees for 2019-2020 for WAFLT Supported Testing

  • WAFLT "Custom" Tests (Proctored Writing and Oral Language Tests) for less commonly taught/tested languages that do not have Avant, ACTFL, or ALTA tests: $180 plus $5 fee for test account set-up. (The $180 evaluation fee is only billed after the tests have been completed and evaluated.) Note that some languages are more expensive to evaluate, up to about $300.


WAFLT Fall Conference 2017 Presentation
Seal of Biliteracy: Nuts and Bolts Information to Make it Happen

Includes useful how-to information for managing Competency-Based Credit testing in your district.

Coming soon... Updated Workshop resources from the 2019 WAFLT Conference in Spokane.