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New Spanish language equivalency exam

June 19, 2009 12:38:31 PM PDT
Students in the Los Angeles Unified School District have a new way to meet the language requirements for admission to Cal State and University of California campuses.The District has established a Spanish language equivalency test. Students who pass it will be awarded 10 Spanish credits on their transcripts.

The universities require high school students to complete at least two years of a language other than English. Credits from the equivalency test will meet that requirement. They will also meet the district's world languages and cultures graduation requirement.

The District estimates that a significant number of students will be able to use the test to meet the language requirements.

The test was designed by a committee of LAUSD teachers and university personnel. Experts in the field of foreign language also worked on the exam.

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