Seal of Biliteracy
K-12 World Language Developer
Qualifying Proficiency Tests
Students may demonstrate proficiency on several different tests. These codes are aligned with the CEDARs database for automatic upload to the State.
|Code||Qualifying Score||Full Name||Provider|
|AAPPL||Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking all at I-2 or higher||The ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages||Language Testing International|
|AP Testing||3 or higher||Advanced Placement Language and Culture or Literature and Culture||College Board|
|IB Testing||4 or higher||International Baccalaureate Language A or B||International Baccalaureate Organization|
|National Exam||None at this time|
|STAMP||Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking all at 5 or higher||Standards-based Measurement of Proficiency||Avant Assessment|
|WPT & OPI||Both Writing and Oral Proficiency at Intermediate Mid or Higher||Writing Proficiency Test and Oral Proficiency Interview||Language Testing International|
|WPT & OPI Computer||Both Writing and Oral Proficiency at Intermediate Mid or Higher||Writing Proficiency Test and Oral Proficiency Interview by Computer||Language Testing International|
|Writing & Speaking||Intermediate Mid or Higher||Custom Writing and Speaking Test||Washington Association for Language Teachers|
|Written Assignment & Speaking and Listening||ILR of 1+ in both writing and speaking and listening tests||ALTA Written Assignment & Speaking and Listening||ALTA Language|
Adding Seal of Biliteracy to Transcript
The world language curriculum developer reviews the data twice a year for delivery to the head registrar. The following information is included in the spreadsheet:
- Student ID
- Student Name
- Test Code (Name of test)
- Test Date
The head registrar then uploads the information into the student data system, where it is then rolled into CEDARS the same evening. We will receive an error the next day describing any problems.
English Language Requirement
The English language graduation requirements are tracked through graduation. Students who qualify for graduation must have met the English Language requirement.
Informing Students and Families
After each bulk upload, the curriculum department will work with support staff to create notification letters for qualifying students. Using the same spreadsheet, we will create and print letters to students and families that are sent to the schools for distribution.
In May, we will send a list of students who have earned the Seal of Biliteracy to the graduation coordinator and the principals. We will also send them official seals for their diplomas.