Equitable Access

ALL students means “all,” regardless of language background or any identified condition that may exclude demonstration of language proficiency in one of the modes of communication, conditions such as blindness, deaf or hearing impaired, cognitive disabilities, or learning disabilities. All students should receive information on the Seal of Biliteracy upon entering middle and high school settings so that they are able to organize their schedules and meet the requirements to receive this honor. Accommodations, such as those already in place for state-required assessments of language, should be included for assessments used to qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy. Technology provides the resources and means to make the assessments for the Seal of Biliteracy available to all students.