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 480 on higher on the ERW section of the SAT OR 4.8 overall on the ACCESS test (for EL students) AND
  • Earn a score of 4 or 5 on an AP language exam at D128* OR  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

Registration is closed for Spring 2021.

 1st time test takers       retake of AAPPL sections

For more information visit our VHHS Seal Website

For questions about the AAPPL or STAMP test or Seal of Biliteracy, contact Tammie Black.

AAPPL Tests are available in:

Arabic          Chinese         French          

German        Hindi             Italian

Japanese     Korean          Portuguese (Brazilian)       

Russian        Spanish        Thai

STAMP Tests are available in:

Hebrew        Polish     

Portfolio option is available in:        

Tamil - please contact Tammie Black for more information.