• Credit Through Testing at TNSS

      WHAT IS CREDIT THROUGH TESTING? Credit Through Testing is DIFFERENT from the Seal of Biliteracy. 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 in addition to earning one, two, or three credits on their high school transcript. Some students who have already taken levels 1 and 2 may opt to take this test even though they will not get credit on their transcript so that they can use the results to earn the Seal of Biliteracy award on their diploma their senior year.
      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: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese/Mandarin, Farsi, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
      WHEN IS THE TEST: The CTT test for the 2023-2024 school year will be offered at other schools on Oct. 31st, Nov. 8th, and Nov. 9th. (See LCPS WL 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: Students must self-register to take this test via LARS. Access this by opening LCPSGo, then Student Opportunities. This must be done by the fall deadline published on the LCPS WL county webpage. Upon registration, a test slip will be created for the student and emailed to them. They will need proper identification when they arrive at the testing location for sign in. 
      Contact a TNSS World Language teacher with any questions if your student is enrolled at TNSS and has questions about registering for this test.
      Click here for more information> LCPS Credit Through Testing Link