Seal of Biliteracy

The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by the state of Rhode Island in recognition of students who have attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. Our vision is to help students recognize the value of their academic success and see the tangible benefits of being bilingual.

The RI Seal of Biliteracy Working Group with representation from RIFLA and RITELL, urban and suburban districts, and RIDE, developed criteria for awarding the Seal of Biliteracy that districts should follow when awarding the Seal until RIDE regulations take effect with the Class of 2021.  

RIDE Seal of Biliteracy Pathway Guidance(tbd 2019)

Click here for FAQ's on the RI Seal of Biliteracy(in process)

ACTFL Seal of Biliteracy Guidelines

Click here for eligibility criteria for the Seal of Biliteracy(in process)

Click here for the August 2017 RIDE Council Designation Seal of Biliteracy Criteria. Please note that this document is under FINAL revision at RIDE. The Gold and Silver distinctions will be for the languages other than English only.  Districts may choose to award local level Gold and Silver seals now.

Download the Planning Document for questions you need to ask yourself about how to implement this in your school.

Click here for AAPPL testing advice and here for AAPPL test information

Click here for STAMP testing information

Apply for and order Seals here

Order medals for graduation here

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