Designated World Languages: Latin

The Designated World Languages: Latin test from the Washington Educator Skills Tests—Endorsements™ (WEST–E™) program is now accepted by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to fulfill the subject matter requirement for the Single Subject World Language Credential in Latin.

Who Needs to Take the WEST World Languages: Latin Test?

Candidates applying for the Single Subject World Language Credential in Latin may take and pass this test in lieu of completing a Commission-approved subject matter program in Latin as one part of the requirements for the Single Subject World Language Credential in Latin. More information is available at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl560c.pdf PDF.

How do I Register? When and Where Can I Test?

California candidates must register for this computer-based test at the WEST website by selecting "Register" at www.west.nesinc.com opens in a new window. The WEST website also includes:

  • date and appointment availability
  • test center locations
  • fees
  • preparation materials
  • policies and rules

For more about this information, refer to the Designated World Languages: Latin opens in a new window test information webpage.

Note that when you register, you will be required to agree to abide by the WEST rules and policies indicated on the WEST website, including the WEST Rules of Test Participation. Be sure to review the rules and policies carefully before registering.

Test Dates and Score Report Dates

Designated World Languages: Latin is available during the following testing windows:

Test Date Score Report Date
June 13–July 10, 2016 July 22, 2016
September 5–October 2, 2016 October 14, 2016
December 26, 2016–January 22, 2017 February 3, 2017
March 20–April 16, 2017 April 28, 2017
June 12–July 9, 2017 July 21, 2017

What Are the Test Fees?

The Designated World Languages: Latin test fee is $120 and a $35 computer-based test processing fee is paid once per registration.

How Do I Prepare for the Test?

Preparation materials, including a study guide with practice questions, are available by selecting "Prepare" at www.west.nesinc.com opens in a new window.

What Is the Passing Score?

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing has adopted the WEST passing score of 240.

Where Can I Find My Score Report?

You may access your score report online from the WEST website opens in a new window beginning at 10:00 p.m. Pacific time on the score report date. Score reports will be available for 2 years as PDF documents, which you may view, print, and save for your records.

How Do I Submit My Scores to the State of California?

  1. Download the WEST Test Results Request Form on or after the score report date.
  2. Complete the form. Indicate that you wish your scores be sent to the CTC by entering the following address on line #9 of the form:
    Attention: Examinations Unit
    California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
    1900 Capitol Avenue
    Sacramento, CA 95811-4213
  3. Fax your completed form to Evaluation Systems at (916) 928-6110 or (866) 483-6460.
  4. Do not include payment. The $10 test results fee will be waived for this one-time reporting of the Designated World Languages: Latin test results to the CTC.

Failure to complete these steps will result in your scores not being reported to the CTC and may delay the issuance of your credential.


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