Seal of Biliteracy

Hand holding a globe with a graduation capCan you fluently read, write, speak and listen in a language other than English?

If you are a student in grades 7 - 12, you can earn up to 4 high school credits in a world language.  North Kitsap School District is proud to offer the Seal of Biliteracy and Language Credit Competency Testing. The 
Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Education has established the protocols for managing this program. Through the test, secondary students can earn one, two, three, or four credits in the student's chosen language.  Receiving four credits earns the student the state Seal of Biliteracy, pending meeting graduation state standard in English Language Arts.  Secondary students at Kingston Middle School and Kingston High School, Poulsbo Middle School and North Kitsap High School can register to take the test once in the fall and once in the spring. 

We offer testing in the following languages.  Testing for these languages is $45.00.
  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • Chinese (simplified and traditional)
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin (Simplified and Traditional)
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish

The following languages are available with a $140.00 testing fee:

  • Albanian
  • Amharic
  • Danish
  • Indonesian
  • Laotian
  • Nepali
  • Persian Farsi
  • Samoan
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese
  • Tagalog

Interested in taking the World Language Competency Test?  Return the World Language Competency Testing Registration to your school office by March 2, 2020.

Testing Dates

Avant Stamp 4

March 11, 2020
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Kingston High School - Computer Lab in the Library

March 18, 2020
1:30pm - 4:00pm
North Kitsap High School - Computer Lab, Room 504


Call Maria Quennet at (360) 396-3561 to schedule the assessment between March 11 and March 22, 2020.  Assessments will be administered at the Student Support Center in Poulsbo.

NKSD and The Seal of Biliteracy Powerpoint (pdf)

Learn more about the test, or to practice the test:




Additional informational videos can be found here:

Questions about the program or additional languages?  Please contact Martha Little at (360) 396-3096 or, or Maria Quennet at (360) 396-3561 or