The State Seal of Biliteracy movement has swept across the United States since it was first created in the State of California in 2011. The Seal of Biliteracy provides recognition for public school students who demonstrate proficiency in both English and a second language. However, in most states private, charter, independent, college, and homeschoolers are not eligible to receive the Seal of Biliteracy.
We want to provide an opportunity for ALL language users and students to earn recognition for their language proficiency skills. The Global Seal of Biliteracy by design is inclusive, embracing all languages and learners, with the intent to provide equal access and expanded opportunity. Our globe logo captures that goal with its open borders. Inside the globe are circles that include the words (clockwise starting from the top): read in Japanese, capable in Spanish and Portuguese, fluent in Chinese, talent in Korean, fluency in English, competent in Amharic, and listen in Arabic. These languages represent each continent and their meanings show the diversity of skills and attributes those who earn the Global Seal posses. The circles intersect and connect as a metaphor for the Global Seal and the advantages of being bilingual in a multicultural world. So, we ask, where will your Global Seal of Biliteracy take you?
Board of Advisors
The Global Seal of Biliteracy organization, founded and sponsored by Avant Assessment, has an independent Board of Advisors made up of K-12 and higher education faculty and second language acquisition and assessment researchers from across the country who advise and guide the program’s mission.
Click the photo to read each advisor's full bio.