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Seal of Biliteracy

Seal of Biliteracy

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The State Seal of Biliteracy, per Assembly Bill 815, became effective Jan. 1, 2012.  For more information, see the California Department of Education’s Seal of Biliteracy page.  

The purposes of a California State Seal of Biliteracy are:

  1. To encourage pupils to develop biliteracy skills
  2. To provide employers with a method of identifying people with language and biliteracy skills
  3. To revitalize and promote world language instruction in public schools
  4. To encourage the development of dual language immersion programs and world, native, and heritage language programs in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, and students' rich and diverse language assets

Districts who have a board-adopted Seal of Biliteracy policy are honored at the annual Biliteracy Symposium. Past districts who have been recognized for their adoption and/or Pathway awards are as follows:

Here are some examples of board policy (posted with permission):

For more information about adopting a Seal of Biliteracy, go to Californians Together.