Seal of Biliteracy:
San Juan Unified School District will once again be recognizing students for their linguistic accomplishments by embracing the California State Seal of Biliteracy award recently established by California Assembly Bill 815. The California Seal of Biliteracy awards a biliteracy seal to seniors who have demonstrated English competency as well as proficiency in another language by meeting rigorous criteria.
Students demonstrate eligibility for the California Seal of Biliteracy by:
Completion of all English/language arts (ELA) requirements for graduation with an overall grade point average of 2.0 or above in those classes, and:
Passing the 11th grade California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) for ELA at or above the "standard met" level, and:
Proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English, demonstrated through one of the following methods:
a) Scoring 3 or higher on a world language Advanced Placement (AP) exam.
b) Scoring 4 or higher on a foreign language International Baccalaureate (IB) exam.
c) Scoring 600 or higher on the Scholastic Assessment Test II (SAT II) foreign language examination.
d) Successfully completing a 4-year high school course of study in a world language with a grade-point average of 3.0 or above in that course of study including oral proficiency.
e) Scoring "proficient" level or higher on a district or county language exam that assesses speaking, reading, and writing in a language other than English.
Note: If options A-D are not viable, the student may participate in the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) language exam. SCOE's exam includes reading and writing sections as well as an oral interview in the language of interest.
Students who have met all of the requirements for the California Seal of Biliteracy will receive their California Seals, certificates, and medals from their school site.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact The EL office at (916) 971-5382. For more information about the SCOE award process, contact Graciela Garcia-Torres, English Learner & Accountability, (916) 228-2478, or firstname.lastname@example.org.