• Washington State Seal of Biliteracy 

    Seal of Biliteracy 

    What is the Seal of Biliteracy?

    The Washington State Seal of Biliteracy is established to recognize public high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in one or more world languages in addition to English. “Participating school districts with students eligible to receive the Seal, shall place a notation on a student’s high school diploma and high school transcript indicating that the student has earned the seal.” (RCW 28A.230.125)
    The Seal will be available to districts to formally recognize students that demonstrate:

    • Proficiency in English
      Passed ELA state assessment.
      Met ELA graduation requirements.

    • Proficiency in a language other than English demonstrated on one of the below assessments
      Receives a score rating of Intermediate-Mid or higher on all portions of STAMP exam.
      Receives a 3 or higher on the AP Language Exam.
      • Students achieving all ELA and AP language requirements will automatically be awarded the Seal of Biliteracy

    Who is eligible for the Seal?

    • Heritage Speakers who meet the criteria.
    • Students who have lived abroad and acquired reading, writing, and speaking skills in a language other than English.
    • Students who have learned a language in a coursework environment who meet the requirements.

    How will these students be recognized?

    • Marked on student’s transcript.
    • Seal from the state to go on diploma.

    Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction- WA Seal of Biliteracy