Seal Of Biliteracy and Commendation Toward Biliteracy


  • Township High School District 113 students have the opportunity to be recognized by the State of Illinois for earning proficiency in English and one additional language.  The Illinois Board of Education's Seal of Biliteracy program will confer official recognition on the diploma and transcripts of those students who qualify.

    • Click here for qualifying details
    • Click here for an overview of the benefits of these awards.  
    • Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

     

    Two honors are available:

    1.  The Seal of Biliteracy: is awarded to junior and senior students whose proficiency level is equivalent to the Intermediate High scale set by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
    2. The Commendation Toward Biliteracy: is awarded to junior and senior students whose proficiency level is equivalent to the Intermediate Low or Intermediate Mid scale set in a second language.

     

    Fall of 2021 "Seal of Biliteracy" testing is available to students who would like to demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English. To schedule testing, please contact Jeff Handley at jhandley@dist113.org.

    Please note, students who take the AAPPL test or an AP Language and Culture exam in their current course of study do not need to schedule additional testing. Scores will be processed and students will be notified in the event that they qualify for either "The Seal of Biliteracy" or "The Commendation Toward Biliteracy" during the Fall or Spring semester.

    For those awaiting an ACT/SAT score to qualify, please contact Jeff Handley at jhandley@dist113.org once your score is available. 

    For more information or questions, contact Alison Silva at asilva@dist113.org.