Utah Seal of Biliteracy

Seal of Biliteracy Status
Approved State Seal
Adoption Date
2015-12-04
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Utah State Info:

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, Ute, or Paiute.

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 category, which align to the Utah World Language Core Standards (ACTFL):

  • A. Gold Seal – Intermediate Mid (ACTFL scale)

For equity issues, the Seal assessment standards will be set at the State level, and schools districts may not opt out. The State has provided guidance for school district on how to administer the Seal at the LEA level and set the proficiency levels for each assessment which can be found on the state website: https://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/worldlanguages?mid=5561&tid=5