Seal of Biliteracy FAQ

What is the Wisconsin Seal of Biliteracy?
The Wisconsin Seal of Biliteracy (SBL) is awarded to graduating high school students in school districts with a Department of Public Instruction-approved program, who have demonstrated advanced achievement in bilingualism, biliteracy, and sociocultural competence in two or more languages.

Is the Seal of Biliteracy just for English Learners?
No. The Seal is granted to any student who meets the criteria of demonstrating language proficiency at or above Intermediate High level on the ACTFL proficiency scale, and socio-cultural competence as it relates to English and a partner language. 

Does the Seal of Biliteracy equate to language fluency?
The Seal of Biliteracy promotes and validates bilingualism and biliteracy in English and another language. It can be awarded to native English speakers who have become fluent in a foreign language and to English language learners who are biliterate in their home language and in English.

What is the digital Seal of Biliteracy Certificates Endorsed by the State Superintendent?
A student who meets Wisconsin Seal of Biliteracy Program completion criteria is eligible for a Seal of Biliteracy certificate from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Coordinators, in schools with DPI-approved SBL programs, can generate a digital certificate for student distribution.
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