• Indiana Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency

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    The Indiana Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency is an award designated on a high school student’s transcript that shows that the student has attained a high level of proficiency, sufficient for meaningful use in college and a career in one or more languages in addition to English.  

     

    Purpose

    The Indiana Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency is created to do the following:

    • Affirm the value of diversity and honor the multiple cultures and languages of a community.
    • Recognize the value of world language and heritage language instruction in public schools.
    • Prepare students with the skills required as a graduate of the 21st Century.
    • Certify the attainment of multilingual proficiency.
    • Provide post-secondary educational institutions with an additional method to recognize applicants for admission.
    • Provide state, national, and international employers with a method of identifying language and multilingual proficiency skills.

     

    Eligibility Requirements

    In order to receive the Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency, a student must do the following:

    • Earn at least eight credits in English/Language Arts
    • Pass the graduation qualifying exam (ISTEP Grade 10 ELA)
    • Earn at least six credits in a single World Language through coursework or a demonstration of proficiency
      ** If a student enrolls already proficient in a world language, a score of Intermediate High on the World Language assessment can serve as a demonstration of proficiency in lieu of coursework. The student would then automatically receive six world language credits. Assessment can be taken at any time during a high school career.
    • Pass an approved language assessment in the world language at an Intermediate-High level of proficiency.

     

    How To Start:

    High school students who wish to pursue the Certificate must submit the Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency Participation Form and meet the eligibility requirements. Once the participation form has been reviewed, we will notify the students if they are required to take one of the standardized language proficiency assessments (AP, STAMP 4S, WorldSpeak, ALTA, SLPI).

     
    1. Submit the Participation Form below for each language chosen for the Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency.
    2. Register for an appropriate language assessment.
      ** For students who meet the financial need criteria, the school will complete the required test registration.
    3. Take the language assessment and obtain the minimum required score.

     

    Submit Participation Form
     

    Testing Window (School Year 2019-2020)

    January 27 - April 3, 2020 (STAMP 4S, WorldSpeak, ALTA, SLPI)
    May 4 - May 15, 2020 (AP)

     

    Language Assessment Information

    For the school year 2019-2020, the following language assessment options are available. Students may pursue the Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency in more than one language.

    ** Funding to offset the costs of assessments is available to students who meet the financial need criteria.

     

    AP ($94)

    Minimum Requirements: Full Test (Score of 4 or 5)

    Languages Available: Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese, Latin, Spanish

     

    STAMP 4S by Avant ($19.90 / Retake one section: $5.00)

    Minimum Requirements: Students meet the minimum level of Intermediate High (6) in all language domains. No averaging of scores is permitted.

    Languages Available: Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Simplified), Mandarin (Traditional), Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

    Avant Online Test Registration
    Avant Technology Check
    STAMP 4S Test Website
     

    More Information on Avant Website

    Sample Tests

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    WorldSpeak by Avant ($49.90 / Retake one section: $10.00)

    Minimum Requirements: Students meet the minimum level of Intermediate High (6) in all language domains. No averaging of scores is permitted.

    Languages Available: Amharic, Armenian, Chin, Czech, English, Filipino, Haitian-Creole, Hmong, Ilocano, Marathi, Samoan, Somali Maay Maay, Somali Maxaa, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, Yup'ik

    Avant Online Test Registration
    Avant Technology Check
    STAMP 4S Test Website
     

    More Information on Avant Website

    Sample Tests

    Test Taker Guides

    All User Guides

     

    ALTA ($132)

    Minimum Requirements: Speaking, Listening, and Writing (ILR Scale – 1+)

    Languages Available: Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Baluchi (Western), Bambara, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cambodian, Cantonese (Traditional), Chuukese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dutch, Estonian, Ewe, Fante (Akan), Finnish, French, French (Canadian), Fulfulde (Fulani), Ga, German, Greek (Modern), Gujarati, Haitian-Creole, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Ibo, Ilocano, Indonesian, Italian, Jamaican Patois, Japanese, Kazakh, Kinyarwanda, Korean, Kurdish (Kurmandji), Kurdish (Sorani), Laotian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Mandarin (Simplified), Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Oromo, Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Punjabi (Eastern), Punjabi (Western), Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Sinhala, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Taiwanese (Traditional), Tajik, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tigrinya, Turkish, Turkmen, Twi (Akan), Ukranian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Wolof, Yoruba

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    SLPI ($140)

    Minimum Requirements: Full Interview (Intermediate Plus/Advanced)

    Languages Available: American Sign Language

     

    Additional Resources

     

    For additional information, please contact your school counselor or Choonhyun Jeon, cjeon@mccsc.edu.