Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency Program

23 Oct, 2017


The MSD of Martinsville is pleased to announce that seven (7) Martinsville High School students
who graduated in May 2017 were recently awarded the Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency.
The honorees are:

For Spanish: Mercedes DeMoss, Sarah Harris, Korinne Littell, Abby McClain, and Abby Sisson

For French: Elizabeth Scott

For German: Laura Koss

Last academic year, 2016-2017, was the first year that schools could enroll in the program.
In order to receive the certificate, students had to score a four (4) or five (5) on the World
Language Advanced Placement test.

Students only found out this week that they received the certificate of recognition because
AP test are not released until well after students have graduated, then the Department of
Education sends the results to schools. Our MHS guidance counselor, Lori Lund, received
the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) information this week and sent certificates to
our students.


Below are program details about the Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency program from
the IDOE
à https://www.doe.in.gov/ccr/certificate-multilingual-proficiency
OR the state ruling about the program from the IDOE website is on the nextd

Senate Enrolled Act No. 267

Code Citation: Section 2 IC 20-30-14.5 State Certificate of Biliteracy

The Indiana Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency is an award made by a participating school
corporation, charter school or accredited nonpublic high school designating on a student’s
transcript that the student has attained a high level of proficiency, sufficient for meaningful use
in college and a career, in one or more languages in addition to English. The Certificate serves to
certify the attainment of proficiency in multiple languages by students for employers and
universities. It is a statement of accomplishment that helps to signal evidence of a student’s
readiness for career and college, and for engagement as a global citizen. The focus is on
achieving the level of proficiency required for English and the level of proficiency required
for one or more other languages. Multilingual proficiency refers to having a functional level of
proficiency in each language: the level of proficiency is not necessarily identical for both languages.