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Oregon Seal of Biliteracy

Oregon Seal of Biliteracy Overview

Award Name: Seal of Biliteracy

Adopted: 2016/04/14

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English Requisite: Essential Skills PASS

ELL Requisite: N/A


Award Qualification: Intermediate-High

American Sign Language: Yes

Latin: Yes

Portfolio: Yes

College Credit: No

Oregon Seal of Biliteracy Accepted Tests and Assessments

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DISCLAIMER: Test requirements and usage often changes or varies by school, district, county etc. Make sure to check in with your school district for up to date testing information for the Oregon Seal of Biliteracy. There may be additional assessments or evidenced based processes that qualify for the Oregon State Seal of Biliteracy that are not shown here.

OAR 581-021-0582 - Established April 2016:

(1) The State Seal of Biliteracy is established to recognize high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in one or more World Languages in addition to English. The State Seal of Biliteracy shall be awarded by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. School district participation in this program is voluntary.

(2) The purposes of the State Seal of Biliteracy are as follows:

(a) To encourage students to study languages (b) To certify attainment of Biliteracy

(c) To provide employers with a method of identifying people with language and Biliteracy skills

(d) To provide post-secondary institutions with a method to recognize and give academic credit to applicants seeking admission

(e) To prepare students to be college and career ready

(f) To recognize and promote world language instruction in public schools

(g) To strengthen intergroup relationships, affirm the value of diversity, and honor the multiple cultures and languages of a community