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STATEIS THERE A STATE SEAL?URL TO DESCRIPTIONLATIN INCLUDED?GREEK INCLUDED?HOW IS PROFICIENCY DEMONSTRATED?NOTES
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AlabamaEarly stages YesNoAP 3 (except in Latin); NLE at intermediate-mid level for Latin. Vestavia Hills High School and Mountain Brook High School, both in the Birmingham area offer the possibility to earn a seal comparable to the Seal of Biliteracy. See also Alabama World Languages Association https://theawla.wildapricot.org/page-18081
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AlaskaTwo districts use Global Sealhttps://theglobalseal.com/alaska-seal-of-biliteracyYesNoAP 4 , IB 5 or 6The Anchorage School District and the Lower Kuskokwim School District offer the possibility to earn a seal comparable to the Seal of Biliteracy. The latter district, however, focuses on proficiency in Yugtun.
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ArkansasYeshttps://sites.google.com/view/arbiliteracyNo NoAP 3
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ArizonaYeshttp://www.azed.gov/diplomaseals/Yes NoIntermediate 3
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CaliforniaYeshttps://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/el/er/sealofbiliteracy.aspYes, in some districtsNoAP 3, IB 4; 4 years HS w/ 3.0 avg; local exam with state approval
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ColoradoYeshttps://www.cde.state.co.us/cde_english/high-school-diploma-endorsement-for-biliteracy-examplesNot specifiedNot specifiedAP 3, IB4, 4 years HS w/ 3.0 avg; passing score on a nationally recognized test
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ConnecticutYeshttp://www.ctcolt.org/pages/sealofbiliteracy.aspin some schoolsNoALIRA 1-3; AP 3
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DelawareYes, a certificate of multiliteracy, adopted July 2017https://www.doe.k12.de.us/Page/3435Yesnot mentioned, though modern Greek is distinguishedAn ALIRA score of "I3" (intermediate 3) earns Gold Level; a score of "A" (advanced) earns Diamond Levelhttps://www.doe.k12.de.us/cms/lib/DE01922744/Centricity/Domain/139/DE%20Certificate%20of%20Multiliteracy%20Criteria%20Overview%20REV%20062719.pdf
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FloridaYes, passed in April 2016https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleno.asp?id=6A-1.09951&Section=0includes "classical languages"yesFor the SILVER SEAL in Latin - 4 years with a 3.0 GPA; and one or more of the following: a "4" on the IB exam, a "3" on the AP exam, a score of 600 on the SAT subject test; an ALIRA score of "I2" (intermediate 2). For the GOLD SEAL in Latin - 4 years with a 3.0 GPA; and one or more of the following: a "5" on the IB exam, a "4" on the AP exam, a score of 700 on the SAT subject test; an ALIRA score of "I5" (intermediate 5). Pertaining to ancient Greek - For languages which are not tested on the nationally recognized examinations listed in subparagraph 2., demonstrated language proficiency through maintenance of a portfolio of language performance at the Intermediate Mid level or higher based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012 in the modes of communication appropriate for that language.
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Georgiayeshttps://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Curriculum-and-Instruction/Pages/Georgia%27s-Seal-of-Biliteracy.aspxyesyesAP 4, IB 5, or ALIRA "I4" (intermediate 4)The minimum target level should be Intermediate High based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines... Can ASL and Latin students apply for the Seal of Biliteracy?
Yes. Due to unique characteristics of certain languages, special allowances will be made: in cases where language assessments across all three modes of communication defined by ACTFL (interpersonal, interpretive and presentational) may not be appropriate or available, the Georgia Department of Education reserves the right to accept a different assessment that meets the spirit of Georgia’s Seal of Biliteracy. Students seeking the Seal through languages not characterized by the use of listening, speaking, reading, or for which there is not a writing system, will demonstrate the expected level of proficiency on an assessment of the modalities that characterize communication in that language.

Examples include:
Latin and Classical Greek – assessment of interpretive reading and presentational writing, not of listening or interpersonal face-to-face communication.
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HawaiiYes, passed in June of 2015http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/StudentLearning/GraduationRequirements/Pages/Seal-of-Biliteracy.aspxYesnot mentioned3.0 GPA; and AP 3 or IB 4
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IllinoisYes, passed in August 2013https://www.isbe.net/sealofbiliteracyYesYesALIRA "I5" [a score of "I1" qualifies for Commendation]; AP Latin (4 or higher - a score of 3 earns Commendation); IB 4 on either SL or HL
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IndianaYes, Certificate of Multi-Language Proficiencyhttp://www.doe.in.gov/ccr/certificate-multilingual-proficiencyYesYesALIRA I5 (intermediate 5), AP Latin (4 or higher), IB 4
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IowaYes, passed in April 2018https://educateiowa.gov/sites/files/ed/documents/SealofBiliteracyGuidance2018-11-19_508.pdfyesAP Latin score of 3; IB score of 4; or ALIRA score of "I2" (intermediate 2)
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IdahoYes, March 10, 2020
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KansasYes
http://www.ksde.org/Portals/0/CSAS/Content%20Area%20(M-Z)/World%20Languages/KS%20seal%20of%20biliteracy.pdf?ver=2016-05-23-150349-113
yes, explicitlyyes, explicitlyAP (3, 4, or 5); IB; ALIRA
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KentuckyNo state seal; there is one in Fayette County Public Schools; students eligible for Global Sealhttps://www.fcps.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=2708 theglobalseal.orgYes. "For languages such as.. Latin, .., modes of communication to be assessed will be determined by the District World Language Specialist in keeping with National recommendations."
AP 3; IB 4http://kytesol.org/advocacy--support for seal
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LouisianaYeshttp://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/BillInfo.aspx?i=225131No languages specified
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MaineYeshttps://www.maine.gov/doe/learning/content/world-language/biliteracyYesnot specified
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MassachusettsYes, signed into law Nov. 2017https://malegislature.gov/Bills/189/Senate/S2289/History https://www.massmabe.org/Seal-of-Biliteracy https://www.doe.mass.edu/scholarships/biliteracy/YesModern Greek included; Ancient Greek can be satisfied by a "Portfolio-Based Alternative Evidence Method for Foreign Language Assessments" AP 4 = Seal of Biliteracy; AP 5 = Seal of Biliteracy with Distinction; ALIRA I5 = Seal of Biliteracy, ALIRA A = Seal of Biliteracy with Distinction
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MissouriYeshttps://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/curriculum/english-language-development/missouri-seal-biliteracynot specifiednot specified
https://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/curr-eld-sobl-implementation-guide.pdf
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MichiganYeshttps://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-81351-456570--,00.htmlnot specifiednot specifiedAP 4; ALIRA I-5; IB 4 or 5
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MississippiYeshttps://www.mdek12.org/sites/default/files/Offices/Secondary%20Ed/World%20Languages/ms_seal_of_biliteracy_guidelines_final.pdfYes- see p. 9YesSilver: AP 3, ALIRA Intermediate-mid; Gold: AP 4, ALIRA Interm. High or Advanced
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MontanaNo, but students may apply for the Global Seal of Biliteracy.https://theglobalseal.com/montana-seal-of-biliteracyYes ModernFor "functional" seal: AP 3, IB 4, ALIRA I-4; for "working" seal: AP 5, IB 6, ALIRA A-1
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MarylandYes www.pgcps.org/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=238877ALIRA I-4, AP 4; IB HL 5, SL 6No details so far
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MinnesotaYeshttps://education.mn.gov/MDE/dse/stds/world/Yes?AP 3, IB 3; or ALIRA, with the note: "writing, listening, and speaking must also be assessed"
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New JerseyYeshttps://www.state.nj.us/education/aps/cccs/wl/biliteracy/over.htmYesAP 4, IB 4, ALIRA I-3
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New YorkYeshttp://www.nysed.gov/common/nysed/files/programs/bilingual-ed/handbook-for-the-seal-of-biliteracy-2018-19.pdfYesAP 4, IB 4, ALIRA I-4 (page 13)
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New HampshireNo, but students may apply for the Global Seal of Biliteracy.https://theglobalseal.comYesModernFor "functional" seal: AP 3, IB 4, ALIRA I-4; for "working" seal: AP 5, IB 6, ALIRA A-1
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NebraskaYes. Jan 14, 2020https://www.education.ne.gov/worldlanguage/nebraska-seal-of-biliteracy/YesSilver: AP 3, IB 4, ALIRA I-3; Gold: AP4, IB 5, ALIRA I-4
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North CarolinaNot a Seal but an Endorsement (1 of 4)http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/worldlanguages/YesYes1-course of study or 2-approved exam
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North DakotaYeshttps://www.nd.gov/dpi/education-programs/english-learnermulticultural-education/seal-biliteracyYesModernALIRA I-1 for Silver; I-4 for Gold
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New MexicoYeshttps://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/State-of-New-Mexico-Diploma-of-Excellence-Bilingualism-and-Biliteracy-Seal-Handbook-Final-8.15.16.pdfyesyesLatin: AP 3, IB-4. Greek: IB-4. SAT subject test "proficient" (page 14)
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NevadaYeshttp://www.doe.nv.gov/Seal_of_Biliteracy/No list of languagesNo list of languagesAP, IB
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OhioYeshttp://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Learning-in-Ohio/Foreign-Language/Ohio-Seal-of-BiliteracyYesModernAP 4; IB 5 or 6; ALIRA I-5Test must be taken within 15 months before graduating.
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OklahomaYes, July 1, 2020 Early stages. 2019 pilot program: Sante Fe South High School in Oklahoma City award 26 seals (https://apnews.com/c3d7679c3c50426ba71f0947368111a8)https://sealofbiliteracy.org/state/ok/No list of languagesNo list of languages
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OregonYeshttps://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-family/equity/EngLearners/Pages/BiliteracyInitiatives.aspxAvailable for any 'world language'. "'World language' means American Sign Language and languages other than English".Available for any 'world language'. "'World language' means American Sign Language and languages other than English".AP: 4; IB: 4; SAT II >600 ACTFL intermediate high score; others; proficiency portfolio; academic writing or presentation
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PennsylvaniaTwo pilot programs: The Pennsylvania Seal of Biliteracy is in its early stages starting with two high schools in the School District of Philadelphia: Northeast High School and George Washington High School. They plan to award the Seal of Biliteracy to seniors in 2018.Info from FB: https://www.facebook.com/SealofBiliteracy/posts/the-pennsylvania-started-seal-of-biliteracy-program-with-two-high-schools-in-the/1360733777310763/No list of languagesNo list of languages
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Rhode IslandYes, currently for English; World Langages will be possible for the graduating class in 2021http://www.ride.ri.gov/StudentsFamilies/RIPublicSchools/DiplomaSystem.aspx#16441176-ri-seal-of-biliteracy---newNo (https://www.ride.ri.gov/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/Diploma-System/Council%20Designations/Council-Designations-Seal-of-Biliteracy-RI.pdf)No (https://www.ride.ri.gov/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/Diploma-System/Council%20Designations/Council-Designations-Seal-of-Biliteracy-RI.pdf)AP - 3; AAPPL (ACTFL) intermediate mid or highclasswork and state assessment
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South CarolinaYes
https://ed.sc.gov/scdoe/assets/File/instruction/standards/World%20Languages/South_Carolina_Seal_of_Biliteracy_Overview_and_Guidelines(1).pdf
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South DakotaNo
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TennesseeYes: 2018https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/stateboardofeducation/documents/2018_sbe_meetings/october-19,-2018-sbe-meeting/10-19-18%20III%20G%20High%20School%20Policy%202.103%20Attachment%20Clean%20Copy.pdf page 8no individual languages identifiedno individual languages identifiedAP 3, IB 4; also "Score at a level comparable to Intermediate-Mid or higher on the ACTFL
proficiency scale on an LEA developed alternate model"
Each school shall document and track students’ progress toward the Seal of Biliteracy. Each local board shall affix an appropriate insignia to the diploma of the qualifying student indicating that the student has been awarded a Tennessee Seal of Biliteracy. See too https://www.volstateseal.org
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TexasYes http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter074/ch074b.html section 74.14no individual languages identifiedClasswork 80; TX exam IV; AP 3; IB 4: or other ntl. exam Intermediate-mid
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UtahYes
https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r277/r277-499.htm#T3
YesYesIntermediate Mid-level proficiency in a world language assessment.
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VermontPilot programhttps://www.mountaintimes.info/biliteracy-woodstock-union-middlehigh/
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VirginiaYeshttp://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/graduation/diploma_seals/seal_of_biliteracy/index.shtmlLatin yesModernAP 3; ALIRA I-3; IB 4; NLE Level 4: Silver
Level 5-6: Cum Laude;
SAT subject test 600
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West Virginia"early stages"
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WashingtonYeshttp://www.k12.wa.us/WorldLanguages/SealofBiliteracy.aspxYesNo4 years; AP 3; IB 4; probably ALIRA if district agrees
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Wyomingonly in one county--at advocacy stagehttps://www.wflta.com/seal-of-biliteracy.html
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WisconsinYeshttp://dpi.wi.gov/english-learners/wi-seal-of-biliteracyYesYes"assessment of interpretive reading and presentational writing"https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/english-learners/pdf/seal-of-biliteracy.pdf page 15
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Washington DCYeshttp://dcps.dc.gov/page/dcps-seal-bi-literacy-awardYesModern AP 3 ; IB 3; NLE 4 silver, 5/6 cum laude
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This document was prepared by the Joint Committee on Classics in American Education (SCS and ACL).
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