Credit Through Testing
The Credit Through Testing (CTT) exam is designed to assess students’ first language proficiency and is available for students in grades 9 through 12 only, whose first language is not English. The exam 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. 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 for their senior year.
Please refer to the LCPS WL county webpage for more information. There is no make-up if the student misses these dates. There is no spring test.
*If you need help with CTT registration, please reach out to one of the World Languages teachers or school counselors.