The New Jersey Department of Education State Seal of Biliteracy identifies graduating high school students who are able to demonstrate proficiency in English in addition to one or more world languages. The State Seal of Biliteracy certifies that a high school graduate has:
- Demonstrated proficiency in English by meeting English language arts graduation requirements or attained the appropriate cut score on the ACCESS for ELLs assessment (for English Language Learners); and
- Demonstrated a linguistic proficiency level of at least Intermediate Mid according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Proficiency Guidelines, or demonstrated a level deemed equivalent to Intermediate Mid for languages such as American Sign Language or Native American languages.
Students interested in earning the NJ Seal of Biliteracy can demonstrate linguistic proficiency by taking the STAMP 4S or WS Assessment in their chosen second language during the winter of their junior or senior year. Students who meet all NJ Department of Education requirements then receive the seal from the state on their transcript at the end of their senior year. For more information, please see the links below.
This year, the STAMP 4S and WS will be administered to registered students on January 24 and 28. Students who are testing should report to the Library with their charged device and charge cord on their assigned test date/time. Testing will take approximately two hours. More detailed information has been emailed to registered students/parents.