The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school or district, in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in English and at least one other language. It is a recognition of students’ academic efforts, to see the tangible benefits of being bilingual and biliterate, and of being prepared for the 21st century.  On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed HB 7159/ PA 17-29, An Act Concerning Connecticut's Seal of Biliteracy, officially making Connecticut the 27th state in the country with a Seal of Biliteracy.