Seal of Biliteracy

What is the Seal of Biliteracy?

The Seal of Biliteracy recognizes graduates who speak, listen, read and write proficiently in another language in addition to English with a seal on the high school diploma. The Seal bill has the goal of promoting long term foreign, native, and heritage language study, documenting achievement in biliteracy, and producing a biliterate, multicultural workforce.

A Massachusetts state Seal of Biliteracy was established in November 2017 as part of the LOOK Act. Regulations for the Seal of Biliteracy were passed by the Board of Education in June 2018. We are still awaiting release of the Seal of Biliteracy guidance document from DESE and a decision by the Commissioner about the criteria and award levels, as specified in the guidance.

Seal of Biliteracy Resources