Michigan Seal of Biliteracy

Seal of Biliteracy Status
Approved State Seal
Adoption Date
State Contact(s)
  • Kelly J. Alvarez
  • AlvarezK@michigan.gov
  • English Learner Educational Consultant
  • Michigan Department of Education, Office of Educational Supports
  • Phone 517-241-5392

Michigan State Info:

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.