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.
Seal of Biliteracy: COVID 19
Here is information during this time of distance learning about two common tests used for meeting the World Language requirements needed for the Seal of Biliteracy.
- Printable brochure about the Seal of Biliteracy
- State of Connecticut Seal of Biliteracy Guidelines
- Eligibility Criteria / How to Test
- Avant / STAMP test guidelines
- Seal of Biliteracy Letter for Families
- Seal of Biliteracy Sample Letter about Pilot (Stonington)
- Webinar about the Seal, Lea Graner Kennedy and Jessica Haxhi, November 2017
- Presentation about the Seal, Lea Graner-Kennedy, Jessica Haxhi, Arthur Chou, June 2017
- AAPPL Testing Advice
- Article from the CT COLT Newsletter: First Experiences with the AAPPL Test
A note about ordering Seals of Biliteracy: In order to complete a purchase for Seals of Biliteracy student testing must be available. Student test data must be submitted in order to place an order. Data should be supplied as a Microsoft Excel or Google Sheet file. The downloadable and fillable invoice is located on the "order" page and can be used to generate an invoice for the ordering of seals of biliteracy.