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Seal of Biliteracy


Seal of BiLiteracy

The State of Iowa adopted the Seal of Biliteracy in 2018-19 to officially recognize high school graduates who are literate in more than one language. Ames High School offers the Seal of Biliteracy to graduating seniors who demonstrate proficiency in English and at least one other language through approved assessments. Students must be able to read, write, listen, and speak in the language in which they test.

Read more about the biliteracy guidance, including proficiency levels and accepted assessments here.

Ames High School provides an opportunity for students to take the STAMP assessment twice annually (fall and spring). Students may also sign up for AP Language tests in the spring to qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy.

During the first year of offering the Seal of Biliteracy, Ames High School awarded it to 18 total students in the following languages: Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish.

 May 2019 ACSD news article.

Contact person:
Shaeley Santiago 

District Cell Phone: (515) 231-2170

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