Illinois State 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 FREE 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 or higher on the ACT OR earn a score of 480 or higher on the ERW section of the SAT OR 4.8 on the ACCESS test (EL students)

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

  • Earn a score of I5 or higher on the ACTFL ALIRA test for Latin.

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

Tests are available in:



Arabic          Chinese         English          
French.        German         *Hebrew         
Hindi             Italian            Japanese     
Korean         *Polish           Portuguese (Brazilian)
Russian        Spanish        *Tamil


*Only available during the spring testing session.




For more information please visit our LHS Seal of Biliteracy website.

For questions and information on how to register, please email World Languages Department Supervisor Jenny Goettsche.