Seal of Biliteracy Research

TESOL 2018: ELs and the Seal of Biliteracy: Access and Achievement By: Dr. Amy Heineke

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By Amy Heineke, Loyola University Chicago Kristin Davin, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Samuel Aguirre, Illinois State Board of Education Justin Fisk, Stevenson High School District, illinois Arthur Chou, Amy Bedford, Loyola University Chicago

Seal of Biliteracy Implementation: Benefits & Challenges By: Dr. Kristin J Davin

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Dr. Davin share findings from a multiple case study of school districts in Illinois at different stages of implementing the Seal of Biliteracy. They discuss findings from administrators, teachers, and students related to how Seal of Biliteracy implementation has influenced curricula, students' motivation, and retention.

The New Ecology of Biliteracy in California: An Exploratory Study of the Early Implementation of the State Seal of Biliteracy By: Ed.D Tanya M DeLeon

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Nearly 25,000 graduating high school students across California have earned state recognition for achieving proficiency in multiple languages in 2014. This exploratory, mixed-methods study investigated the early implementation of the State Seal of Biliteracy (SSB) in California. Sixty-two district personnel were surveyed, three SSB directors were interviewed, and a document review was... Continue reading

The Value of Bilingualism and the Seal of Biliteracy In the California Labor Market By: Dr. Patricia Gándara

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The implementation of the State Seal of Biliteracy in 2012, and the fact that even in the first year about 10,000 graduating seniors were able to receive the SSB prompted us at the Civil Rights Project to ask, What will this mean for these students, how might it affect their postsecondary options and will it have any value in the labor market? To answer this last question, we conducted a... Continue reading