Seal of Biliteracy Research

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

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

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