• World Language Credit By Exam (CBE-WL)

    Updated: November 1st, 2021
    The World Language CBE assessment dates below are only for PPS seniors at this time. The registration for PPS non seniors will be open after November 4, 2021.

    Due to health and safety considerations, all future CBE testing will take place at the Holladay Annex. 

    Address: 7100 SE Division St, Portland OR 97206. Enter our building at the corner of 71st and SE.

    PPS uses a variety of web-based assessments (WPT-OPI, STAMP WS, STAMP 3S and STAMP4S, APT) as an option for high school students to earn academic credits for language proficiency. Currently, the PSU Hebrew test is NOT approved by PPS for earning credit. 

    For the STAMP 4S (STAndards-based Measurement of Proficiency), students should be native English speakers or ESL students with high intermediate to advanced English. 

    Practice Tests are available for the STAMP only:
    Click here for all STAMP languages. 

    Available Languages:

    • Amharic (WS)
    • *Arabic (4S)
    • Arabic Monolingual (APT)
    • Armenian (WS)
    • Chin (Hakha) (WS)
    • Chuukese (WS)
    • Czech (WS)
    • Filipino (Tagalog) (WS)
    • *French (4S)
    • *German (4S)
    • Hatian-Creole (WS)
    • Hawaiian (WS)
    • *Hebrew (4S)
    • *Hindi (4S)
    • Hmong (WS)
    • Ilocano (WS)
    • *Italian (4S)
    • *Japanese (4S)
    • Kannada (WS)
    • *Korean (4S)
    • *Mandarin Simplified (4S)
    • *Mandarin Traditional (4S)
    • Marathi (WS)
    • Marshallese (WS)
    • *Polish (4S)
    • *Portuguese (4S)
    • *Russian (4S)
    • Samoan (WS)
    • Somali MaayMaay (WS)
    • Somali Maxaa (WS)
    • *Spanish (4S)
    • Spanish Monolingual
    • Swahili (3S)
    • Tamil (WS)
    • Teluga (WS)
    • Thai (WPT-OPI, oral interview requires additional scheduling from writing exam)
    • Turkish (WS)
    • Urdu (WS)
    • Vietnamese (WS)
    • Yup'ik (WS)

    *Students must be at ESL Intermediate or above.

    Fees:
    In District: $0 for students currently enrolled in a PPS school 
    Out of District: $50 for OOD or students currently enrolled in a non-PPS school
    (If paying by check or money orders, make payable to Portland Public Schools. Please note "PPS CBE-WL testing" on the check. Payment in advance is required for non-PPS students.)

    Schedule and Registration:

    • Thursday, October 14, 2021. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM CLOSED
    • Thursday, October 21, 2021. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM CLOSED
    • Thursday, October 28, 2021. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM CLOSED
    • Thursday, November 4, 2021 at. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM CLOSED
    • Thursday, November 18, 2021. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM CLOSED
    • Thursday, December 2, 2021. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM CLOSED
    • Thursday, December 9, 2021. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM CLOSED
    • Thursday, December 16, 2021. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM CANCELLED
    • Thursday, January 6, 2022. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM CLOSED
    • Thursday, January 13, 2022. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM CLOSED
    • Thursday, January 20, 2022. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM CLOSED
    • Thursday, January 27, 2022. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM CLOSED
    • Thursday, February 3, 2022. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM CLOSED
    • Thursday, February 10, 2022. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM CLOSED
    • Thursday, February 17, 2022. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM CLOSED
    • Thursday, February 24, 2022. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM CLOSED
    • Thursday, March 3, 2022. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM CLOSED
    • Thursday, March 10, 2022. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM CLOSED
    • Thursday, March 17, 2022. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM CLOSED
    • Thursday, March 31, 2022. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM CLOSED
    • Thursday, April 7, 2022. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM CLOSED
    • Thursday, April 14, 2022. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM CLOSED
    • Thursday, April 21, 2022. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM CLOSED
    • Thursday, April 28, 2022. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM CLOSED
    • Thursday, May 5, 2022. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM CLOSED
    • Thursday, May 12, 2022. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM CLOSED
    • Thursday, May 19, 2022. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM CLOSED
    • Thursday, May 26, 2022. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM CLOSED

     

    Click below to register.

    PPS World Language CBE Registration 2021-22

     

    STAMP and Other CBE-WL Testing for Grades 9-12 only

    NOT AVAILABLE FOR CURRENT 8th GRADERS

    STAMP and CBE-WL Testing for 8th Grade PPS students:

    • Please contact your middle school counselor for the exam details. 
    • If the student is in an DLI school, contact Michael Bacon for language testing options.
    • If not in a DLI school, but the student is both bilingual and biliterate, they may benefit from taking the STAMP when they are in the 9th grade. To this end, PPS offers STAMP testing for 8th graders in NON DLI schools in June (after the last day of school at one high school site.)
    • Registration opens in May and is limited to 40 slots.
    • The STAMP is designed to test native speakers who are bilingual AND biliterate in the native language. It is not designed to be a placement test. In 2018, fewer than 40% of incoming 9th graders students who took the STAMP earned credit. So careful selection is important to ensure that students who take the test are both bilingual and biliterate.             

     

    Contact:
    Diane Berthoin-Hernandez, LCO/VS Administrator, dianepbh@pps.net, 503-916-6120, or x71730

    Keisha Mateo, Senior Clerk, kmateo@pps.net, 503-916-6120, x71732

Contact

Diane Berthoin-Hernandez
Administrator
503-916-2000 x71730