Seal of Biliteracy: An Overview
The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school, district, or state in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. It encourages students to pursue biliteracy, honors the skills our students attain, and can be evidence of skills that are attractive to future employers and college admissions offices.
To see whether your state has adopted the Seal of Biliteracy, visit our ELL State resources section. You can also learn more about the Seal of Biliteracy from:
- The official Seal of Biliteracy website
- Seal of Biliteracy on Twitter and Facebook
- Californians Together
Thanks to our partners!
This resource section was made possible with the generous support of the National Education Association and our founding partner, the American Federation of Teachers.
Photo credit: Butte County Office of Education.
Visit the Seal of Biliteracy website for information on implementation and getting started on adopting the Seal of Biliteracy.
- Editorial: The Seal of Biliteracy Is a Distinction Worth Celebrating (The Washington Post)
- A New Marker of Success at Graduation: The Seal of Biliteracy (The Washington Post)
- Colorado Wants More Bilingual Workers, Creates High School 'Seal of Biliteracy' (NBC News)
- Some Multilingual Graduates Receive New Honor in Wisconsin (Wisconsin Public Radio)