For more information about World Languages contact Ursula Lentz, 651-582-8664.
Standards and Assessment
Minnesota world language standards are locally developed but must be based on the most recent ACTFL world language standards. The Minnesota Department of Education provides a model that districts can use to develop local world language standards. School districts must use a locally selected assessment to determine if students have achieved standards in world languages.
Minnesota Bilingual and Multilingual Seals and World Language Proficiency Certificates
Minnesota districts and charter schools may award Minnesota bilingual and multilingual seals and world language proficiency certificates to graduating high school students who, in grades 10, 11, or 12 demonstrated the required levels of language proficiency on languages other than English, including American Sign Language (ASL) and American Indian (indigenous) languages.
Minnesota State (formerly MnSCU) will award college credit to enrolling students with bilingual and multilingual seals and world language proficiency certificates. Students must request college credit within three academic years of graduation from high school and upon enrollment in a Minnesota State college or university.
Student Travel Incident Reporting
Minnesota Statutes, section 5A.03, subdivision 2, requires school districts and charter schools with enrolled students who participate in a foreign exchange or other travel abroad program to report to MDE by November 1, the number of Minnesota student deaths and hospitalizations due to accident or illness resulting from their participation in the foreign exchange or travel abroad program during the previous school year. For more information, contact Ursula Lentz, 651-582-8664.
English Learners in Minnesota Report - 3/27/19
Please note that this document has been updated to correct an error on the top of page 2.
Form to Request World Language Proficiency Certificates and Seals - 3/6/19
Assessments for Bilingual and Multilingual Seals and World Language Proficiency Certificates - 10/17/18
Guidance on the aligned assessments you can use to demonstrate world language proficiency for issuing bilingual and multilingual seals and world language certificates.
FAQ Bilingual or Multilingual SEAL and World Language Certificates - 4/16/18
Minnesota Language Education Delivery Frameworks - 6/9/16
Review of World Language Competencies and Determination of Credit Equivalencies - 3/6/15
This report provides findings and recommendations for the granting of foreign language college credit for the bilingual and multilingual seals and world language proficiency certificates.