Utah Seal of Biliteracy

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The Seal of Biliteracy will be awarded to a student who is proficient in English and one or more World Languages or the Indigenes Languages of Navajo or Ute.
 A “Seal of Biliteracy" means a seal placed electronically on a student's high school transcript that indicates a student has achieved in English, and in a world language grades 1-12, a level of proficiency described in the following two categories, which align to the Utah World Language Core Standards (ACTFL):

  • A. Platinum Seal – Advanced Low (ACTFL scale)
  • B. Gold Seal – Intermediate Mid (ACTFL scale)

For equity issues, the Seal will be administered at the State level, and schools districts may not opt out. 

A statewide committee will meet in February to establish by which tests and other means a student may demonstrate proficiency.

Utah Seal of Biliteracy Updates

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12/04/2015 Utah becomes the 15th state to have an official Seal of Biliteracy! At the December 4, 2015 Board meeting the Utah State School Board established the Utah Seal of Biliteracy by a vote of 15 - 0!

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