• World Language Credit By Exam (WL CBE)

    Updated: August 29th, 2022
    WL CBE assessment dates below are only for PPS seniors at this time. The registration for PPS non seniors will be open after November 4, 2022.

    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 
    (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 6, 2022 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, October 13, 2022 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, October 20, 2022 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, October 27, 2022 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, November 3, 2022 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, November 10, 2022 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, November 17, 2022 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, December 8, 2022 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, December 15, 2022 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, January 5, 2023 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, January 12, 2023 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, January 19, 2023 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, January 26, 2023 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, February 2, 2023 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, February 9, 2023 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, February 16, 2023 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, February 23, 2023 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, March 2, 2023 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, March 9, 2023 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, March 16, 2023 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, March 23, 2023 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, April 6, 2023 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, April 13, 2023 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, April 20, 2023 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, April 27, 2023 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, May 4, 2023 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, May 11, 2023 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, May 18, 2023 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, May 25, 2023 at Holladay Annex. Check in at 12:30 PM. Exam begins at 1:00 PM

     

    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 Ruth Tucker 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 

    Elizabeth Ellis, Instructional Lead, eellis1@pps.net

Contact

Diane Berthoin-Hernandez
Administrator
503-916-2000 x71730