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 OR ILR1+ or ILR2 on each section of the ALTA test.

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

AAPPL/STAMP/ALTA testing registration will be open March 13-23, 2003.

For more information visit our VHHS Seal Website

AAPPL Tests are available in:

Arabic          Chinese         French          

German       Italian            Japanese     

Korean        Portuguese (Brazilian)       

Spanish         Russian

STAMP Tests are available in:

Hebrew   Hindi     Polish       

ALTA Tests are available in:  

Afrikaans                               Greek                             Malayalam                      Tamil

Bengali                                 Gujarati                           Romanian                       Telugu

Bulgarian                              Haitian Creole                 Serbian                           Thai 

Chinese (Cantonese)         Indonesian                      Swahili                            Ukrainian 

Czech                                  Lithuanian                        Swedish                         Urdu

Farsi                                   Macedonian                      Tagalog

**If your langauge is not listed, please contact Tammie Black, World Languages Department Supervisor.