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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.

Kansas Seal of Biliteracy Proposal DocumentThis document has useful general information to include in a presentation to the school board when proposing the adoption of the Seal of Biliteracy. For more guidance or presentation ideas, contact Regina Peszat rpeszat@ksde.org.
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.
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.
Seal of Biliteracy Student Information and Assessment ResultsThis is the Excel spreadsheet that you will complete with school and student identification and students' assessment results. If you have any questions about the process, please contact Regina Peszat: rpeszat@ksde.org

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).


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/Graduation
David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

Assistant Director
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325

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