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Biliteracy Seal


The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a district to recognize students who have attained proficiency in two or more languages, one of which is English, by high school graduation.

Governor Kim Reynolds signed SF475 into law during the 2018 legislative session.

2021 Biliteracy SealWhy is the Seal of Biliteracy Important?

Being able to know and use more than one language is a critical skill for the 21st century. The seal of biliteracy:

  • Values language as an asset
  • Recognizes the value of language diversity and cultural identity
  • Prepares students with 21st century skills that will benefit them in the labor market and the global society
  • Provides employers, universities, and grant/scholarship providers with a method to recognize applicants for their dedication to attainment of biliteracy

Seal of Biliteracy Guidance


Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on November 26, 2021 at 9:26pm.