Intermediate and Middle Students Earn Spanish I High School Credit

Several intermediate and middle school students earned their Spanish I high school credit toward graduation. Qualifying for this high school credit means completing at least five consecutive years in a dual language immersion program, demonstrating high academic competency, and at least meeting or master grade level competency in both the mathematics and reading on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) in either English or Spanish.
Additionally, the student must show proficiency in both English and another language. Assessed through language proficiency tests, a student must score proficient or higher in the reading and speaking domains. The Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) measures English proficiency, while the LAS Links test evaluates proficiency in Spanish.