World Language Seal of Biliteracy
What is the Washington State Seal of Biliteracy?
The Seal of Biliteracy recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in a language other than English. The seal formally recognizes students that demonstrate:
- Proficiency in English
- By successfully completing all high school ELA requirements for their chosen pathway
- Proficiency in a language other than English (in one of the three ways below)
- By testing at a proficiency level of Intermediate-Mid or higher through the World Language Credit Program testing (click the link for details and testing information - program also awards high school credits towards graduation for multi-lingual speakers)
- By scoring a three or higher on an Advanced Placement (AP) language exam
- By passing an International Baccalaureate (IB) exam with a score of four or higher
How will students obtain the Seal of Biliteracy and be recognized?
The transcripts and diplomas for eligible students will be marked with the Washington State Seal of Biliteracy as a statement of accomplishment, signaling the student's readiness for career and college and to engage as a global citizen.
Students who qualify through an AP or IB exam should see their school counselor to request the Seal of Biliteracy.