2019-2020 TESTING INFORMATION

  • Einstein Middle School

    April 15, 2020. 1:00-4:30*

    Deadline to register/pay: March 15, 2020, 4 pm. 

    Contact: Jacqueline Estephan

     

    Kellogg Middle School

    Feb. 5, 2020. 1:00-4:30*

    Deadline to register/pay: Jan. 10, 2020, 4 pm. 

    Contact: Casey Cambell, Toby Dederick, Vollie Berry

     

    Shorecrest High School

    October 9, 2019. 1:00-4:30*

    Deadline to register/pay: September 18, 2019, 4 pm. 

     

    January 15, 2020. 1:00-4:30*

    Deadline to register/pay: December 15, 2019, 4 pm. 

     

    Contact: Laura Gygi-Gamble

     

    Shorewood High School

    Nov. 26, 2019 .1:00-4:30*

    Deadline to register/pay: Oct. 25, 2019, 4 pm. 

     

    Apr.16, 2019. 1:00-4:30*

    Deadline to register/pay: March 16, 2019, 4 pm. 

    Contact: Becca Fabia, Elaine Swanson

     

    *Test start/end times are approximate.

    Students are able to take the test at any of the listed locations. Transportation is not provided.

     

     

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REGISTER FOR STAMP/ALTA TEST

Available Test Options

  • Shoreline Public Schools offers the following tests:

    1. AVANT STAMP - 4 S (cost 25.00) 

    2. AVANT STAMP - WORLD SPEAK (cost $50.00)

    3. ALTA - (cost 120.00)

     

    The difference in cost is dependent on the language selection and English proficiency.

     

    AVANT STAMP - 4 S requires students to be able to read and understand instructions in English.

    Lists of languages offered through AVANT STAMP 4S can be found here: https://avantassessment.com/sample-tests#4S_Sample. (SAMPLE TESTS)

    AVANT STAMP 4 S test is a computer-based test consisting of 4 parts (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking)

     

    AVANT STAMP - WORLD SPEAK requires students to be able to read and understand instructions in English.

    Lists of languages offered through AVANT STAMP 4S can be found here:https://avantassessment.com/sample-tests#WS_Sample (SAMPLE TESTS)

    AVANT STAMP WORLD SPEAK test is a computer-based test Students will receive 4 prompts in Writing and 4 prompts in Speaking. (No reading and writing components)

     

    ALTA

    Students who are not proficient in English or would like to take the test not offered by AVANT STAMP can test through ALTA.

    Languages tested by ALTA can be viewed here https://www.altalang.com/language-testing/languages/ (ALTA test consists of a written test and a phone interview with a native speaker)

     

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ABOUT SEAL OF BILITERACY

  • SEAL OF BILITERACY

    The Washington State Seal of Biliteracy recognizes public high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in one or more world languages in addition to English. “Participating school districts with students eligible to receive the Seal shall place a notation on a student’s high school diploma and high school transcript indicating that the student has earned the seal.”

    Why try to earn a Seal of Biliteracy?  Over 40 percent of Washington State jobs are tied to international trade, so it is critical for students to develop proficiency in English and other languages to maintain competitiveness. The bilingual skills of students for whom English is not a first or dominant language represent a tremendous potential resource to the state. Also, English students who follow long sequences of world language study and practice increase their marketability in the workplace. In addition to career advantages, studies also show numerous cognitive benefits for students learning more than one language, including enhanced working memory, attention, flexibility and creative thinking. All of these attributes will be valuable in students’ futures.

     

    WHAT IS WORLD LANGUAGE TESTING?

    Students who speak, read, and write a language other than English can earn world language credits in high school and college by demonstrating proficiency. Students who demonstrate proficiency on nationally recognized proficiency assessments may be able to receive competency credits on their high school transcript.

    This test is available for students in grades 7-12. 

     

    FOLLOW THE 3 STEPS TO EARNING 1-5 WORLD LANGUAGE CREDITS

     

    Click HERE to check your eligibility.

     

    Take the Test.

    Different languages use different tests. Please see below which test you need to sign up for.

    STAMP- Avant Assessment

    Standards-based Measurement of Proficiency (STAMP) offered through Avant Assessment.

    The test is offered for $25.00 and students must be proficient in English. The STAMP test typically takes about 1 1/2 hours to 3 hours. It is not timed. 

    Languages offered are Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin(Simplified and Traditional), Polish, Russian, Spanish.

    Try out the Practice Tests 

     

    ALTA Language Services

    ALTA Writing Skills Assessment and Speaking and Listening Assessment offered through ALTA Language Services

    If students are NOT proficient in English OR need to take a test in the language NOT offered through STAMP, they can take (ALTA Test) offered for $120.00. 

    Here is the list of languages offered through ALTA Testing (No sample tests are offered. Please see resources below for more information)

     

    Please talk to your counselor if you need financial assistance.

     

    Learn how to get credit HERE!

     

     

CALCULATING CREDITS

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