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Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency

Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency

The Indiana Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency (CoMP) is an award designated on a high school student’s transcript that shows that the student has attained a high level of proficiency sufficient for meaningful use in college and a career in one or more languages in addition to English.   

 

For High School Students 

High school students at any grade level may take an approved language assessment. 

MCCSC Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency Flyer 

Languages Available for Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency 

  

Purpose 

The Indiana Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency was created to: 

  • Affirm the value of diversity and honor a community's multiple cultures and languages. 

  • Recognize the value of world language and heritage language instruction in public schools. 

  • Prepare students with the skills required as a graduate of the 21st Century. 

  • Certify the attainment of multilingual proficiency. 

  • Provide post-secondary educational institutions with an additional method to recognize applicants for admission. 

  • Provide state, national, and international employers with a method of identifying language and multilingual proficiency skills. 

 

Eligibility Requirements 

To receive the Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency, a student must do the following: 

  • Earn at least eight credits in English/Language Arts 

  • Pass the high school graduation qualifying exam (ISTEP Grade 10 ELA) 

  • Earn at least six credits in a single World Language through coursework or a demonstration of proficiency 
    ** If a student is already proficient in a world language, a score of Intermediate High on the World Language assessment can demonstrate proficiency in place of coursework. The student would then automatically receive six world language credits. Assessment can be taken at any time during a high school career. 

  • Pass an approved language assessment in the world language at an Intermediate-High level of proficiency. 

 

How To Start: 

High school students who wish to pursue the Certificate must submit the participation form below and meet the eligibility requirements. Once the participation form has been reviewed, we will notify the students if they are required to take one of the standardized language proficiency assessments (AP, STAMP 4S, STAMP WS, ALTA, SLPI). 

  1. Submit the Participation Form below for each language chosen for the Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency. 

  1. Register for an appropriate language assessment. 
    ** The school will complete the required test registration for students who meet the financial needs criteria. 

  1. Take the language assessment and obtain the minimum required score. 

Submit Participation Form 

(The testing fee will be waived for high school students participating in the STAMP language assessment during 2022-23.) 

 

Language Assessment Information 

For the school year, the following language assessment options are available. Students may pursue the Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency in more than one language. 

  

AP 

Minimum Requirements: Full Test (Score of 4 or 5) 

Languages Available: Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese, Latin, Spanish 

  

STAMP 4S by Avant 

Test Window: Open All Year 

Minimum Requirements: Students meet the minimum level of Intermediate High (6) in all language domains. No averaging of scores is permitted. 

Remote Testing At-Home is available, but it requires students to take all 4 domain tests in one sitting. This may take approximately 3 hours. In addition, it will cost an additional $15 registration fee. 

Languages Available: Arabic, Cantonese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Simplified), Mandarin (Traditional), Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish, Yup'ik 

 

Avant Online Registration

Avant Technology Check 

Stamp 4S Test Website 

  

Resources 

 

STAMP WS by Avant 

Test Window: Open All Year 

Minimum Requirements: Students meet the minimum level of Intermediate High (6) in all language domains. No averaging of scores is permitted. 

Remote Testing At-Home is available, but it requires students to take all 4 domain tests in one sitting. This may take approximately 3 hours. In addition, it will cost an additional $10 registration fee. 

Languages Available: Amharic, Armenian, Cabo Verdean, Chin, Chuukese, Czech, Filipino (Tagalog), Haitian-Creole, Hawaiian ('┼îlelo Hawai'i), Hmong, Ilocano, Kannada, Marathi, Marshallese, Samoan, Somali Maay Maay, Somali, Swahili*, Maxaa, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, Ukrainian (coming soon!), Urdu, Vietnamese, Yoruba*, Yup'ik, Zomi 

*Reading, Writing, and Speaking 

 

Avant Online Registration 

Avant Technology Check 

Stamp WS Test Website 

  

Resources 

 

ALTA 

Test Window: Open All Year 

Minimum Requirements: Speaking, Listening, and Writing (ILR Scale – 1+) 

Languages Available: Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Baluchi (Western), Bambara, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cambodian, Cantonese (Traditional), Chuukese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dutch, Estonian, Ewe, Fante (Akan), Finnish, French, French (Canadian), Fulfulde (Fulani), Ga, German, Greek (Modern), Gujarati, Haitian-Creole, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Ibo, Ilocano, Indonesian, Italian, Jamaican Patois, Japanese, Kazakh, Kinyarwanda, Korean, Kurdish (Kurmandji), Kurdish (Sorani), Laotian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Mandarin (Simplified), Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Oromo, Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Punjabi (Eastern), Punjabi (Western), Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Sinhala, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Taiwanese (Traditional), Tajik, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tigrinya, Turkish, Turkmen, Twi (Akan), Ukranian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Wolof, Yoruba 

Preparing for Your Test 

  

SLPI 

Test Window: Open All Year 

Minimum Requirements: Full Interview (Intermediate Plus/Advanced) 

Languages Available: American Sign Language 

  

*For questions, please contact your school counselor.