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Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy

Seal of Biliteracy LogoIndian Prairie School District 204 is offering the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy program to recognize high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English.

The Seal of Biliteracy is awarded to those who demonstrate proficiency in English and whose second language proficiency level is equivalent to Intermediate-High, as determined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Language proficiency testing takes place in the spring.

A student meeting the requirements for the Seal of Biliteracy will receive this designation on his/her transcript and diploma.

To qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy by their senior year of high school, students must demonstrate proficiency in:

English by:

  • Earning a minimum score of 21 in the Reading/Writing portion of the ACT (from previous years) and a minimum score of 480 in the Evidence Based Reading and Writing portion of the SAT, OR
  • Earning a minimum overall score of 5.0 with minimum subtest scores in reading and writing of 4.2 on the ACCESS for ELLs exam, OR
  • Have earned a 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement language exam taken prior to this school year

Foreign Language by:

  • Earning a 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement language exam taken prior to this school year, OR
  • Earn a minimum score of I-5 on the ACTFL's Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) exam. The following languages can be assessed with the AAPPL exam: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

For more information, please contact Rafael Segarra, Director of English Language Learners, at rafael_segarra@ipsd.org
 

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