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 testing has been completed for the Spring of 2022.

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       Italian            Japanese     

Korean        Portuguese (Brazilian)       

Spanish        

STAMP Tests are available in:

Hebrew   Hindi     Polish         Russian

ALTA Test Registration is open March 11-21 on the webstore at this link.

For more information visit our VHHS ALTA testing Website.

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.