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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 BiliteracyRevised 3/30/17. Please follow these guidelines created by the World Languages Advisory Council to award a state seal of biliteracy in your district.
2018 Directions for Completing the Seal of Biliteracy SpreadsheetThese directions explain how to complete the excel spreadsheet and how to send it to KSDE in order to receive printable certificates for each student.
State Seal of Biliteracy Candidate ChecklistRevised 3/15/18. Use this Excel spreadsheet to enter the names of students and their test scores. Send the spreadsheet to sealofbiliteracy@ksde.org. If you have any questions, please contact Regina Peszat, rpeszat@ksde.org.
State Seal of Biliteracy Implementation Guidelines WebinarRecorded on Aug. 11, 2016; approx. 30 min.

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).

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

Branden Johnson
(785) 296-2078

Assistant Director
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325

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