Credit Through Testing at THS

  • SY 2020-2021 COVID-19 Process: Due to the pandemic, only seniors will be tested to measure proficiency. The ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Language® (AAPPL) will be offered at no cost to students for the following languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish. This state-approved, online assessment can be used as evidence for the Seal of Biliteracy.
    CTT will only be offered in the other languages not covered by AAPPL (Bengali, Farsi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tagalog, Tamil, Urdu, and Vietnamese).
    WHAT IS CREDIT THROUGH TESTING? Credit Through Testing is DIFFERENT from the Seal of Biliteracy (even though the AAPPL assessment may be used for both). Credit through Testing is to allow for students to earn high school credits on their transcript without being enrolled in the class. This test is NOT meant for placement into a course, rather, it awards high school transcript credit to students, especially for languages that may not be offered at the school in some cases or who may place into a higher level but still want credit for levels 1&2 (common for Spanish-speaking students). The CTT exam (different than the AAPPL) requires a student to read and comprehend exam instructions and writing prompts in the first language. The student must be able to write two, well-developed essays in the exam language, each consisting of at least three cohesive paragraphs on two topics. Scoring a passing grade on this test can serve as evidence to qualify the student to be eligible for the Seal of Biliteracy upon graduation.
    WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Seniors whose first language is not English and can read/write at an intermediate level or higher in the native language. They do not already have credit from level 1 and 2 on their transcript. Also, students who may already have level 1/2 on their transcript can take this test to qualify to receive the Seal of Biliteracy.
    LANGUAGES CURRENTLY OFFERED: Bengali, Farsi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and Vietnamese. (Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish are being offered through the AAPPL this year.)
    WHEN IS THE TEST: The CTT test for the 2020-2021 school year will be held at THS on Thursday, Nov. 5th at 4pm. It will be offered at other schools on Nov. 2nd and 4th. (see LCPS county webpage for information on other test sites). There is no make-up if the student misses these dates. There is no spring test.
    HOW TO GET THIS CREDIT: For Bengali, Farsi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and Vietnamese: Students must self-register to take this test via LARS by October 23,2020. Upon registration, a test slip will be created for the student and emailed to them. They will need to present this ticket at their testing location along with proper identification. Students need to arrive on the date of the test at the time and location posted. 
    For Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish: Students must fill out this Google Form by October 30, 2020 to be registered for the AAPPL.
    Contact Ms. Deady with any questions.
    Click here for more information> LCPS Credit Through Testing Link
Last Modified on October 5, 2020