Wayzata Public Schools
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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

Megan Budke
Bilingual Seal Program Lead
Megan.Budke@wayzatashools.org

Lisa Parra Staves
Bilingual Seal Program Lead
Lisa.Parra.Staves@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 Megan Budke at Megan.Budke@wayzataschools.org.

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