• World Language Credit By Exam (WL-CBE)

    PPS uses a variety of web-based assessments (WPT-OPI, STAMP WS, STAMP 3S and STAMP4S, APT, ALTA) 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. 

    Practice Tests are available for the STAMP only:
    Visit the STAMP languages website to access practice tests.

    In-District Fees:
    $0 for students currently enrolled in a PPS high school
    *PPS is not accepting registrations for WL CBE testing from non PPS schools.  

    • WL-CBE assessment dates below are only PPS students grades 9-12.
    • All WL-CBE testing is administered at the Holladay Annex. 
    • Testing Site Address: 7100 SE Division St, Portland OR 97206. Enter our building at the corner of 71st and SE.
    • Testing Time: Arrival by 9:00. The test begins promptly at 9:30. 
    • Confirmations and required forms for parent signature will be emailed to the student prior to testing. The forms must be brought to the testing site on the day of the assessment.  
  • Available Languages (Updated 8/25/2023):

    *Students must be at ESL Intermediate or above.

    **Oral interview and requires additional scheduling for written exam

    • Amharic (WS)
    • *Arabic (4S)
    • Arabic Monolingual (APT)
    • Armenian (WS)
    • ASL (2S)
    • Cabo Verdean (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)
    • Latin (R)
    • *Mandarin Simplified (4S)
    • *Mandarin Traditional (4S)
    • Marathi (WS)
    • Marshallese (WS)
    • **Norwegian (ALTA)
    • **Oromo (ALTA)
    • *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)
    • **Tigrinya (ALTA)
    • Turkish (WS)
    • Urdu (WS)
    • Ukrainian (WS)
    • Vietnamese (WS)
    • Yoruba (3S)
    • Yup'ik (WS)
    • Zomi (WS)
  • Schedule and Registration Remaining:

    *Full for the 2023-24 School Year*

    All exams are held at Holladay Annex. Check in at 9 AM. Exam begins at 9:30 AM

    • Thursday, September 28th, 2023
    • Thursday, October 5th, 2023
    • Thursday, October 12th, 2023
    • Thursday, October 19th, 2023
    • Thursday, October 26th, 2023
    • Thursday, November 2nd, 2023
    • Thursday, November 9th, 2023
    • Thursday, November 16th, 2023
    • Thursday, November 30th, 2023
    • Thursday, December 7th, 2023
    • Thursday, December 14th, 2023
    • Thursday, January 4th, 2024
    • Thursday, January 11th, 2024
    • Thursday, January 18th, 2024
    • Thursday, February 1st, 2024
    • Thursday, February 8th, 2024
    • Thursday, February 15th, 2024
    • Thursday, February 22nd, 2024
    • Thursday, February 29th, 2024
    • Thursday, March 7th, 2024
    • Thursday, March 14th, 2024
    • Thursday, March 21st, 2024
    • Thursday, April 4th, 2024
    • Thursday, April 11th, 2024
    • Thursday, April 18th, 2024
    • Thursday, April 25th, 2024
    • Thursday, May 2nd, 2024
    • Thursday, May 9th, 2024
    • Thursday, May 16th, 2024
    • Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

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

    NOTE: WL-CBE Testing for 8th Grade PPS students:

    • If the student is in an DLI school, contact the PPS DLI Department for language testing options.
    • If not in a DLI school, but the student is both bilingual and biliterate, they may benefit from taking a WL-CBE when they are in the 9th grade. They can contact their high school counselor to sign up for the WL-CBEs.


    LITERACY REQUIREMENT: WL-CBEs exams are designed to test native speakers who are both bilingual and biliterate in the target language. A WL-CBE is not designed to be a placement test.  Careful selection is important to ensure that students who take the test are both bilingual and biliterate.  


Diane Berthoin-Hernández
Principal, Learning & Credit Options/Virtual Scholars
Sarah Sladek
World Language Credit by Exam (WL CBE) Coordinator, Learning and Credit Options