Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy Assessment Requirements

The Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy requires that a student demonstrates proficiency in English and at least one language other than English.

Proficiency in English:

English proficiency may be demonstrated through one of the following, realized during a student’s high school tenure:

  • AAPPL Assessment in English with a score of I-3 or higher.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition with a score of 3 or higher.
  • American College Test (ACT) with a composite English Language Arts score of 18 or higher.
  • English Language Proficiency Assessment 21 (ELPA) with a composite score of 4 or higher.
  • High school transcript showing 30 credits of English Language Arts with course content that includes composition, verbal communication, literature, research skills, and technical reading and writing.
  • SAT Exam with a composite English score of 480 or higher.
  • STAMP 4S Assessment in English with a score of 5.

Proficiency in a language other than English:

Proficiency in a language other than English may be demonstrated through one of the following, realized during a student’s high school tenure:

Name of Assessment Silver Level Qualifications Gold Level Qualifications
AAPPL Assessment I-3 (on each section) I-4 (on each section)
ACTFL Latin Interpretive Reading Assessment (ALIRA) I-3 (on each section) I-4 (on each section)
Advanced Placement (AP) 3 4
International Baccalaureate (IB) Overall Language B Assessment 4 5
STAMP 4S Assessment 5 6
High school transcript showing 30 credits of Language Heritage/Native Speakers with course content that includes composition, verbal communication, literature, research skills, and technical reading and writing.

 

Should a student not find an assessment listed for his/her chosen language other than English, personalized accommodations can be made with the agreement of the Nebraska Department of Education and the school or institution of the student. For inquiries into the evaluation of languages not specified by the above measure, contact the World Language Education Specialist at the Nebraska Department of Education.

Updated December 30, 2019 1:30pm