Seal of Biliteracy

Seal of Biliteracy in Pennsylvania

The Seal of Biliteracy, an award made by the state department, a school district or an individual school, recognizes students who have attained proficiency in English and one or more other world languages by the time they graduate from high school. This special award provides employers and universities with a method of identifying people who are bilingual, recognizes students with 21st century skills, and encourages the study of other languages and cultures. Moreover, the Seal of Biliteracy emphasizes the importance of both bilingualism, which facilitates improved communication and boosts the local economy, and cultural understanding, which supports social acceptance.

PA Seal of Biliteracy Toolkit (PDE link)

Press release videos and articles for the Pennsylvania Seal of Biliteracy:

View the recorded webinar on the Seal of Biliteracy from September 2022. This webinar explains the PA Seal of Biliteracy and the steps to offer it at your school or school district.  Also, the Global Seal of Biliteracy is explained.

National information and resources for the Seal of Biliteracy

ACE (American Council on Education) recommendation to give credit for proficiency

Seal of Biliteracy Contacts and WL Organizations

PA Seal of Biliteracy informational slide show

PA Seal of Biliteracy infographic

Promoting Language Study with the Seal of Biliteracy (PLF article)

Seal of Biliteracy awarded in Pennsylvania in 2020-20212021-2022

Global Seal of Biliteracy (not limited to PA and to high school) 

Testing sites for the Seal of Biliteracy:

Seal of Biliteracy medals  (When ordering medals, use this link and specify that the PA Seal of Biliteracy logo must be used.)

2022-23 PA Seal of Biliteracy Reporting Form
PSMLA will collect data for schools and school districts offering the PA Seal of Biliteracy. The data will be posted each August.  Please enter your school (district) information on the Google Form no later than July 31st each year. 


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