Wayzata Public Schools

World Language Certificate; Bilingual/Multilingual Seal

Minnesota has a system that allows students in grades 10-12 to be recognized and potentially earn college credit for their proficiency in world languages.

  • World Language Proficiency Certificate: To earn this certificate, you must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English by taking a language proficiency assessment approved by the Minnesota Department of Education.
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Seals: To earn a seal, you must:
    • satisfactorily complete all required English Language Arts credits
    • demonstrate proficiency in another language through a language proficiency assessment approved by the Minnesota Department of Education.

If you earn a Bilingual (English + one other language) or Multilingual Seal (English + two or more other languages), you may be eligible to receive college credit at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

Legislation

  • June 2015: The Minnesota Bilingual and Multilingual Seals were legislated.
  • 2009: The Minnesota World Language Proficiency Certificate was created as an official recognition by the state of Minnesota.

Contact

Carrie Berg
Bilingual Seal Program Lead
Carrie.Berg@wayzataschools.org

Kristin Lindahl
Bilingual Seal Program Lead
Kristin.Lindahl@wayzataschools.org

Assessments & Registration

Our district offers assessments in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Thai. If your language is not listed and you are interested in seeing where you can test, contact one of the program leads listed above.

We offer the AAPPL Measure assessment three times a year, typically in February, May and August.

We also offer the STAMP assessment for students who prefer to complete the writing portion of the assessment by handwriting in the target/heritage language.

For times, dates and to register, go to EPay.

Frequently Asked Questions