THE MARYLAND SEAL OF BILITERACY
  THE MARYLAND SEAL OF BILITERACY

The Maryland Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by participating school systems that recognizes a student’s high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in one or more languages other than English.

Begun in California in 2011, the Seal of Biliteracy is now offered in 28 states and the District of Columbia.  Maryland’s Seal of Biliteracy Bill was signed into law in 2016.

Maryland World Language Class

Maryland Seal of Biliteracy Purpose and Eligibility

Frequently Asked Questions

MD Seal of Biliteracy Brochure (English)

MD Seal of Biliteracy Brochure (Spanish)

MD Seal of Biliteracy Brochure (French)

Approved Assessments

Student Application (Optional)

Maryland Senate Bill 0781

COMAR Seal of Biliteracy Regulation

The following school districts will be participating for the 2017-18 school year:
Baltimore County
Carroll County
Cecil County
Kent County
Montgomery County
Prince George's County
St. Mary's County
Talbot County
Washington County
Worcester County

Graduates Diplomas

In The News


Bi-literacy program expanding in Maryland schools
Students have chance to earn seal at graduation
WBAL-TV 11

A new marker of success at graduation: The seal of biliteracy
Washington Post


FYI... The Seal of Biliteracy for Students

 


Elaine Chang-Baxter, Director of Partnerships for Montgomery County Public Schools interviews Françoise Vandenplas, Supervisor of World Languages


For questions, contact
Bonnie Pechulis, Specialist, World Languages and ESOL
bonnie.pechulis@maryland.gov
410-767-0331