Requirements to Demonstrate Knowledge of English
To be eligible to be awarded the Iowa Seal of Biliteracy, each student shall demonstrate proficiency in English.
- Minimum proficiency scores on one of the following exams must be met to be considered.
- The district will set the submission date of assessment proficiency scores and communicate that with students.
|ACT – American College Testing||English 18|
|ELPA21 – English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century in grades 9- 12.||4 or 5 in all domains (reading, writing, speaking, listening) which equates to overall proficiency of 3|
|ISASP or Iowa Assessments||Proficiency|
|AP Language or AP Literature Exam||3|
Requirements to Demonstrate Knowledge of a Second Language
To be eligible to be awarded the Iowa Seal of Biliteracy, students shall demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English.
|AP Language and Culture (Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese)||3|
|Standards Based Measurement of Proficiency (STAMP)||Intermediate-Mid (5)|
|American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI)||3|
Other assessment options: students may use to demonstrate proficiency in a second language not assessed using the district approved assessment (cost not provided by the district) are available on this document:
Iowa Department of Education Seal of Biliteracy Guidance Document