Michigan Seal of Biliteracy

Seal of Biliteracy Status: 
State has a Seal of Biliteracy

Adoption Date

01/24/2018

State Contact


Michigan Department of Education.

The Michigan Seal of Biliteracy has been created to recognize high school graduates who exhibit language proficiency in English and at least one additional world language. The Seal may be awarded to any student receiving a high school diploma, a high school certificate of completion or a high school equivalency certificate and who has demonstrated Intermediate High proficiency on acceptable world language assessments and met the English Language Arts requirements for graduation or demonstrated proficiency on a validated test of proficiency for English Learners. The Seal has been created to encourage students to study world languages and embrace their native and heritage languages. The Seal will provide employers with a to identify individuals with strong language and biliteracy skills. The Seal may serve as an additional tool for colleges and universities to recognize applicants’ language abilities for admission and placement.

Michigan Seal of Biliteracy Updates

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01/24/2018

Michigan Department of Education prepared the Seal of Biliteracy policy. The House Bill was proposed. Please see the link:

http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-81351-456570--,00.html


State laws regarding the Seal of Biliteracy