FCPS Credit Exam

Virginia FCPS High School Credit Exam for Tamil Language

Which county offers currently     


Only Fairfax County offers 2 high school credits for Tamil language. Valluvan Tamil Academy is working with Loudoun county official to include Tamil language in their foreign language list. If your county offers Tamil Credit exams, please notify us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Who is eligible?


The exam is for students in grades 7 through 12


What are the benefits


High School students can earn two credits for Tamil Language. Additional two credits will help to get advanced high school diploma. It's evidence of a student’s readiness for career and college, and for engagement as a global citizen (Reference http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/graduation/diploma_seals/seal_of_biliteracy/index.shtml )


Role of Valluvan Tamil Academy

Our volunteer teachers prepare the students to achieve high school credit through our academic activities.

How many students passed from Valluvan Tamil Academy

More than 5 students passed out FCPS  Tamil credit exam as of Dec 2015.

Credit Exam dates, times, and testing sites

Students must meet with their FCPS school counselors to register. Registration opens during September and closes around October. Exam will be conducted at FCPS selected school location.

What language proficiency is expected?

Students must be able to read and comprehend exam instructions and writing prompts in the exam language. They must be able to write two well-developed essays in the exam language, each consisting of at least three paragraphs, using complete sentences in cohesive paragraphs on a variety of topics and personal experiences.

What are the world language requirements for the Advanced Studies Diploma?

In order to earn the Advanced Studies Diploma, students must earn three credits in one world language or two credits in each of two different world languages. The credit exam addresses the second option because students who pass earn two world language credits equivalent to Levels 1 and 2 of the exam language.

How many times may a student participate in the exam?

A student may participate in the exam twice between grades 7 through 12. In other words, students who are not successful the first time may try once more.

Who do I contact for more information?

If you have questions about the exam, speak to your school counselor or ESOL teacher. If you need further help, contact World Languages at 571-423-4602

FCPS Credit Exam website


FCPS Credit FAQs


Sample of the Credit Exam


Scoring Rubrics



Advanced High School Diploma Information



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Valluvan Tamil Academy (VTA) is a charitable,non-profit, secular organization established in Virginia, primarily to teach Tamil language to the children.