National Council of State Supervisors for Languages

NCSSFL State Reports


NCSSFL State Reports

1. Individual State Report

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2. Individual Question Report

Select a question from the list below to view every State's response.

1. There is new or proposed state legislation or policy affecting world language study or global/international education.
2. World language study is a state graduation requirement.
3. The state recognizes American Sign Language as a world language.
4. Schools are required to offer world language instruction.
5. There are programs for heritage languages speakers in the state.
6. A new or ongoing state-level initiative exists to support or expand language immersion programs in the state.
7. The state offers distance learning or online/e-learning programs in one or more world languages or global/international education.
8. The state has a provision to award world language credit to a student based on proficiency.
9. The state offers a certificate, seal or some other mechanism to formally recognize learners' language proficiencies and/or accomplishments in global/international education upon graduation from high school.
10. Statewide student enrollment data are available for world languages. If yes, please enter year.
11. The SEA collects student performance/achievement data related to world language instruction.
12. The state officially has approved or adopted learning standards for foreign languages or world languages.
13. The state foreign/world language standards are aligned to the national “Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century” or the recently revised version entitled "World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages."
14. The state foreign/world language standards are proficiency-based.
15. State-level curriculum frameworks have been developed or are under development for world languages or global/international education.
16. The state is engaged in activities or initiatives to promote, integrate or implement the Common Core literacy standards or the Common Core mathematics standards in world language programs.
17. State-level or statewide assessments in world languages or global/international education have been developed or are under development.
18. NCSSFL’s LinguaFolio initiative is being implemented at the state and/or local level.
19. New or revised teacher certification requirements are in effect for world languages.
20. Current world language teacher certification is a K-12 licensure. Please identify other types of available licensure.
21. Current teacher certification requirements address both commonly and less commonly taught languages.
22. Current teacher certification requirements address American Sign Language (ASL).
23. Current teacher certification requirements include an Alternative Route to Certification Program (or similar program) for prospective world language teachers in the state.
24. Current teacher certification includes a visiting international teacher license or permit.
25. There are specific state-level recruitment and/or retention efforts for world language teachers.
26. The state has one or more teacher evaluation systems in place in which world language teacher effectiveness is linked to student performance and/or proficiency via a measurement of student growth. If yes, please give a brief explanation of the state's teacher effectiveness framework and insight into the measures being used to determine student growth.
27. New publications/reports related to world language education or global/international education are available from the SEA. If yes, please enter the title and year of publication(s).
28. Other publications/reports of interest related to world language education or global/international education are available from the SEA. If yes, please enter the title and year of publication(s).
29. State- and/or district-level Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) projects have been completed in the past and are available for public access. If yes, enter the title(s), language(s), date(s) completed and provide appropriate links.
30. The SEA has received other grants or awards (federal, private, etc.) related to world language education or global/international education. If yes, please enter the title(s), funder(s) and languages(s).
31. The SEA has one or more official agreements (e.g., Memorandum of Understanding, teacher exchange) with one or more countries.
32. One or more other state-level global/international education initiatives exist.
33. State-level advocacy efforts exist for world language programs or global/international education programs. If yes, please enter the responsible organization and contact information.
34. One or more state, regional or local world language articulation projects exist that could be replicated in other states. (e.g., a National Foreign Language Resource Center project, a Flagship collaborative program).
35. Other current state-level initiatives or projects related to world languages or global/international education exist. If yes, please enter the initiative title(s)and language(s).

3. State and Question Matrix Report

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