The State Seal Of Biliteracy
The State Seal of Biliteracy (SSB), per Assembly Bill 815 (Brownley, Chapter 618, Statutes of 2011), became effective January 1, 2012. This program recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing one or more languages in addition to English. The SSB will be awarded by the Superintendent of Public Instruction in accordance with specified criteria set forth in the legislation.
The criteria to receive the State Seal of Biliteracy is the following:
- Have taken up to Spanish/French 4 with a 3.0 GPA or higher; or pass an AP Spanish test with a 3 or higher
- To have taken 4 years of English and maintained a 2.0 GPA or higher
- To pass the English SBAC test at the “proficient” level
- To have been Reclassified if student was/is an English Learner
One gold, embossed, self-adhesive seal will be provided for each qualifying graduate. The seal was specially designed for the State Seal of Biliteracy designation.