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Recommendations Drafted for Seal of Biliteracy

By Corey Mitchell — April 14, 2015 1 min read

Four national professional groups have banded together to draft recommendations for a seal of biliteracy—a special recognition on high school diplomas and transcripts for graduates who demonstrate fluency in two or more languages.

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, the National Council of State Supervisors for Languages, the National Association for Bilingual Education, and the TESOL International Association developed the recommendations.

Because more states are supporting bilingualism with the special seals, the groups sought to offer state lawmakers and education officials a guide for best practices to “ensure consistency in the meaning” of the recognition.

A version of this article appeared in the April 15, 2015 edition of Education Week as Recommendations Drafted For Seal of Biliteracy

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