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2017 High School County Maps

The MELL project is providing the following county maps for Washington based on data from the Spring 2017 world language enrollments reported in the OSPI CEDARS database. For more information about CEDARS, visit http://www.k12.wa.us/CEDARS/default.aspx.

For specific data about world language enrollments by school, district, county, and language, download: CEDARS World Language Enrollments Spring 2017 (Excel).

Impact of Competency-Based Credits

Since 2011, students in Washington State have had the opportunity to take nationally available language proficiency tests to demonstrate their ability to read, write, listen, and speak in a language other than English. They can potentially earn from 1 to 4 high school competency-based credits in any number of world languages. Competency-based credits allow for an alternative path for students to fulfill revised state graduation requirements that necessitate students to graduate with at least 2 world language credits.

In MELL, we have seen the impact of this change in at least three ways. First, languages such as Vietnamese, which were not taught in Washington schools, now have students who count as enrollments in the OSPI CEDARS database by having demonstrated proficiency and earning competency-based credits. Second, students in various places in the state may be tested in languages that are not taught in their schools and in this way, those languages now “appear” or “disappear” in the county maps, depending on the number of students taking these tests in any given year. Third, district reporting of competency-based credits has not been consistent, so variations from year to year may reflect the data reporting, but not the actual testing in the districts.

For more information about Competency-Based Credits, visit: http://www.k12.wa.us/WorldLanguages/CompetencyBasedCredits.aspx.


Note: In the descriptions of the maps below ''Added'' means that in 2017 the county had districts that reported enrollments in this language, but in 2014 did not. ''Dropped'' means that in 2014 the county had districts that reported enrollments in this language, but in 2017 did not.


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In the 2017 OSPI CEDARS data, high schools in 39 out of 39 counties reported offering at least two years of a world language. (2013: 39, 2012: 39, 2009: 39)




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In the 2017 OSPI CEDARS data, high schools in 28 out of 39 counties reported offering four or more years of the same world language (for example, students may have begun language study in middle school and continued through the AP level in high school). (2014: 28, 2013: 29, 2012: 32, 2009: 29 | Added: Grays Harbor, Mason, Pend Oreille, Stevens | Dropped: Grant, Klickitat, Pacific, Whitman)




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In the 2017 OSPI CEDARS data, high schools in 37 out of 39 counties reported offering 2 or more world languages at their schools. (2014: 37, 2013: 37, 2012: 33, 2009: 33 | Added: Columbia | Dropped: Skamania)




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In the 2017 OSPI CEDARS data, high schools in 39 out of 39 counties reported offering Spanish. (2014: 39, 2013: 39, 2012: 39, 2009: 39)




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In the 2017 OSPI CEDARS data, high schools in 32 out of 39 counties reported offering French. (2014: 32, 2013: 34, 2012: 34, 2009: 29 | Added: Lincoln | Dropped: Wahkiakum)




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In the 2017 OSPI CEDARS data, high schools in 27 out of 39 counties reported offering German. (2014: 30, 2013: 30, 2012: 30, 2009: 21 | Added: Kittitas, Okanogan | Dropped: Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Skagit, Skamania, Whitman)




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In the 2017 OSPI CEDARS data, high schools in 25 out of 39 counties reported offering ASL. (2014: 24, 2013: 27, 2012: 28, 2009: 17 | Added: Columbia, Cowlitz, Island, Lewis, Wahkiakum | Dropped: Klickitat, Pacific, Walla Walla, Whitman)




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In the 2017 OSPI CEDARS data, high schools in 19 out of 39 counties reported offering Japanese. (2014: 20, 2013: 24, 2012: 25 , 2009: 21 | Added: Klickitat, Okanogan, Skagit, Wahkiakum | Dropped: Douglas, Lincoln, Pacific, San Juan, Skamania)




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In the 2017 OSPI CEDARS data, high schools in 13 out of 39 counties reported offering Chinese. (2014: 17, 2013: 22, 2012: 16, 2009: 5 | Added: Adams, Clallam, Island, Kitsap, Whatcom | Dropped: Douglas, Grays Harbor, Klickitat, Pacific, San Juan, Skagit, Stevens, Thurston, Wahkiakum)




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In the 2017 OSPI CEDARS data, high schools in 8 out of 39 counties reported offering Latin. (2014: 16, 2013: 13, 2012: 17, 2009: 4 | Added: Grays Harbor, Island | Dropped: Clark, Klickitat, Lewis, Okanogan, Pacific, Skagit, Spokane, Wahkiakum, Whatcom, Yakima)




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In the 2017 OSPI CEDARS data, high schools in 11 out of 39 counties reported offering Native American Languages. (2014: 9, 2013: 9, 2012: 9, 2009: 7 | Added: King, Snohomish, Spokane, Stevens | Dropped: Pierce, San Juan)




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In the 2017 OSPI CEDARS data, high schools in 10 out of 39 counties reported offering Russian. (2014: 9, 2013: 11, 2012: 9, 2009: 5 | Added: Grant, Kitsap, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom, Yakima | Dropped: Benton, Chelan, Lewis, Pacific, Stevens)




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In the 2017 OSPI CEDARS data, high schools in 4 out of 39 counties reported offering Arabic. (2014: 3, 2013: 5, 2012: 6, 2009: 1 | Added: Benton)




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In the 2017 OSPI CEDARS data, high schools in 5 out of 39 counties reported offering Italian. (2014: 5, 2013: 5, 2012: 5, 2009: Not listed | Added: Okanogan, Snohomish | Dropped: Kitsap, Pierce)




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In the 2017 OSPI CEDARS data, high schools in 6 out of 39 counties reported offering Korean. (2014: 3, 2013: 5, 2012: 6, 2009: Not Listed | Added: Grant, Jefferson, King, Okanogan, Snohomish | Dropped: Clark, Whatcom)




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In the 2017 OSPI CEDARS data, high schools in 5 out of 39 counties reported offering Vietnamese. (2014: 3, 2013: 2, 2012: 1, 2009: Not listed | Added: Benton, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish | Dropped: Clark, Spokane)




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In the 2017 OSPI CEDARS data, high schools in 3 out of 39 counties reported offering Somali (2014:1, 2013: 1, 2012: 1, 2009: Not Listed | Added: Benton, Snohomish) (for maps: King, Benton, Snohomish)




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In the 2017 OSPI CEDARS data, high schools in 3 out of 39 counties reported offering Tagalog (2014: 0, 2013: 3, 2009: Not Listed | Added: King, Skagit, Snohomish) (for maps: King, Skagit, Snohomish)




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2017 - High Schools

County 2017 # High Schools CEDARS Data
Adams 5
Asotin 2
Benton 13
Chelan 8
Clallam 7
Clark 26
Columbia 1
Cowlitz 9
Douglas 6
Ferry 3
Franklin 5
Garfield 1
Grant 8
Grays Harbor 10
Island 6
Jefferson 4
King 83
Kitsap 15
Kittitas 6
Klickitat 8
Lewis 12
Lincoln 7
Mason 6
Okanogan 8
Pacific 7
Pend Oreille 3
Pierce 43
San Juan 5
Skagit 8
Skamania 1
Snohomish 48
Spokane 33
Stevens 14
Thurston 13
Wahkiakum 1
Walla Walla 7
Whatcom 13
Whitman 8
Yakima 25
Total 488

*Note: # of High Schools in County counts all schools that were reported in the OSPI CEDARS data report of schools with world language enrollments in Spring 2017. Some were actually middle schools, but the students were able to earn high school credits so the schools were listed in the query.

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