Seal of Biliteracy

The state of Illinois and District 128 have established a program to recognize high school graduates who have obtained a high level of proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English by offering the state Seal of Biliteracy.

Benefits of the Seal of Biliteracy:

  • Seal of Biliteracy will be noted on the student’s high school transcript and diploma!

  • Earn college credit! Students will receive 2 years of college credit in language at any state school in Illinois

D128 students are eligible for the Seal of Biliteracy if they:

  • Earn a score of 21 on the ACT OR ELA of 540 on SAT OR 4.8 on the ACCESS test (EL students)

  • Earn a score of 4 or 5 on an AP language exam at D128* OR earn 6 or above on all parts of the STAMP test OR I-5 or A on all parts of the AAPPL test

*Students will qualify after AP scores are reported in July.   Transcripts will be updated at that time.

STAMP testing is Wednesday, April 17th from 8:30 am-12:00 pm  The link to sign up is coming soon.

Tests are available in:

  • Arabic

  • French

  • German

  • Hebrew 7-16

  • Hindi

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Korean

  • Polish

  • Portuguese - Brazilian

  • Russian

  • Spanish

For questions and more information about STAMP testing, email Jenny Goettsche.

**Students who have previously taken the AAPPL test and would like to retest in one or more parts of the AAPPL should email Jenny Goettsche.**