Seal of Biliteracy

NJ Seal of Biliteracy 2019
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Many of our 12th grade students from Pascack Hills and Pascack Valley High Schools participated in STAMP testing in October 2018, with the intention of demonstrating their strong proficiency in a second language to earn the NJ DOE Seal of Biliteracy.

We are pleased to announce that 72% of the students who self-nominated earned a proficiency of Intermediate Mid or higher in the areas of listening, reading, writing and speaking and will earn NJ DOE Seal of Biliteracy in French, Italian, Spanish, and Russian. Any interested 11th grade students may self-nominate through this form: 11th grade NJ Seal of Biliteracy

Pascack Hills High School, Fall 2018 Results: 20 students qualified

Pascack Valley High School, Fall 2018 Results: 24 students qualified

Students must meet the below two criteria in order to earn the NJ DOE Seal of Biliteracy:

1. Demonstrate proficiency in English by meeting English language arts graduation requirements (or attained the appropriate cut score on the ACCESS for ELLs assessment in the case of ELLs)

AND

2. Demonstrate a linguistic proficiency level of at least INTERMEDIATE-MID (IM) according to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, or demonstrated a level deemed equivalent to IM for languages such as ASL or Native American languages.

Congratulations to all of our biliterate students!

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