Exit Exams

For Foreign Language Students Only


In addition to being a requirement for graduating seniors, exit exams give students an opportunity to showcase their knowledge of their foreign language. 

The Exit Exam consists of three parts: 

  • Senior Oral Presentation
  • Oral Proficiency Interview by Computer (OPIc)
  • Writing Proficiency Interview (WPT)


Oral presentation

The first part of the exam is an oral presentation on two literary works. You must submit your two book titles to your academic advisor by the end of March if you plan to graduate in June.

Sample Senior Exit Exam Outline 

Senior Exit Exam Book and Movie List 


Proficiency interviews (oral and written)

The other two parts of the exam are conducted by Language Testing International, a subsidiary of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).  The Oral Proficiency Interview by Computer (OPIc) is an internet-delivered test that provides valid and reliable oral proficiency testing on a large scale. The WPT is a standardized test for the global assessment of functional writing ability in a language.  The OPIc and WPT can be taken at Student Development Services — (509) 527-2147.  The proficiency interviews must be completed by the end of May in order to graduate in June.


DO NOT discard your test confirmation as it contains your login information to check your results. The following links will give you information for each type of test:

Academic Individual

Teacher Candidate