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TODAY IS Wednesday May 24th
Students Earn Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency
Friday May 19, 2017 1:44pm
Indianapolis, IN

By: Sheila McCrea

The Indiana Department of Education today celebrated the State’s first ever cohort of students to receive a certificate in multilingual proficiency. Multilingual proficiency refers to having a functional level of proficiency in both the English language and one or more other languages.

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. Jennifer McCormick said in a statement that this kind of opportunity will "prepare our students for success on a global level give them an edge”.

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 the student has attained a high level of proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English. The Certificate confirms the attainment of proficiency in multiple languages by students for employers and universities.

For the 2016-17 school year, an estimated 700 students will be awarded the Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency.

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