MA Seal of Biliteracy Fall 2023

MA Seal of Biliteracy Assessment Registration is Open
Posted on 10/17/2023
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Quincy Public Schools is a proud participant of the Massachusetts State Seal of Biliteracy program. Last school year we celebrated 23 members of the Class of 2023 who earned this prestigious award across 8 languages!

We will again recognize high school seniors who have studied and attained a high level of proficiency in two or more languages by awarding the 2024 Massachusetts State Seal of Biliteracy. Student examples include:

  • Native English speaker who is proficient in a World Language

  • Former English Learner (FEL) who is proficient in English and home language

  • Bilingual student who is proficient in English and home language

Students may earn this designation by fulfilling the following DESE requirements:

  • English Language Criteria: Meet a score of 472 or higher on the Grade 10 ELA MCAS

  • World Language Criteria: Attain a high level of language on a state-approved assessment

  • Classes Criteria: Satisfy all graduation requirements

2023-2024 Testing Administration Timeline:
We will be administering the state-approved World Language assessment to interested students in Grades 11 & 12 this fall and again in April.
NQHS Administration: November 13-16
QHS Administration: December 6-8

Student Registration for Grades 11 & 12:
Students may register for the assessment between October 17-31, 2023 at

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Questions? Contact Heather Wojcik, English Learner Education Coordinator at [email protected]