[Edling] US: Utah Unveils New Wrinkle For Seal of Biliteracy Honor

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Sat Jan 30 10:16:35 UTC 2016

Education Week

Utah Unveils New Wrinkle For Seal of Biliteracy Honor

Utah is the 15th state to adopt an official seal of biliteracy, an honor that promotes bilingualism among K-12 students by offering special recognition for graduates who demonstrate fluency in two or more languages.

But it may the first in one respect. Following the recommendation of the nation's leading bilingual education groups, officials in the Beehive State will establish a two-tier seal of biliteracy to separately honor advanced and intermediate speakers.

The two-tier biliteracy seal was among the recommendations presented by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and other organizations that drafted recommendations for the seal of biliteracy in spring 2015.

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