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Seal of Biliteracy

Guidance, Directions, and Documentation

This section contains a document giving an overview and Guidance on the Seal of Biliteracy initiative; a second, shorter document with directions for completing the Excel spreadsheet; the Excel spreadsheet to be filled out by your district and sent to: sealofbiliteracy@ksde.org; and a short webinar on the Seal of Biliteracy.

Guidelines for Kansas Seal of BiliteracyPlease follow these guidelines created by the World Languages Advisory Council to award a state seal of biliteracy in your district. This document was updated by the Seal of Biliteracy Advisory Council in November 2019.
Kansas State Seal of Biliteracy Fact SheetAs adopted, May 2016 by the Kansas Board of Education, this will be awarded by Kansas State Department of Education and a local school district to recognize any student who has attained proficiency in English and one or more other world languages.
Student Information and Assessment Results Excel SpreadsheetSubmit after recording students' assessment results, the context in which they learned two or more languages, and your district's information. Multiple submissions are allowed. Results are accepted through August.

Seal of Biliteracy Highlights

The Educational and Economic Impact on One StudentAlvaro Escobedo talks about how the Seal of Biliteracy has increased his earning potential and career choices as he pursues his degree at Fort Hays State. Alvaro is a 2017 Salina South High School graduate.
The Social and Cultural Benefits of Language LearningHannah Janzen talks about how the Seal of Biliteracy requires proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Her ability to speak Spanish and French has given her social connections and access to more media (film, news, books).

Graphics, Posters & Flyers

These images can be used when printing programs for awards ceremonies or for projecting a Kansas Seal of Biliteracy image on a screen for an awards ceremony or other events. The image files are available in a variety of formats: PNG, GIF, and JPG. TIF format is available by request.

World Languages
Program Consultant

Regina Peszat
(785) 296-1891

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303

Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education

Stacy Smith
(785) 296-0979

Assistant Director
Curricular Standards
David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

Assistant Director
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325

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