As the school year comes to an end and high school graduates celebrate their awards and achievements, many will receive a Seal of Biliteracy on their diploma. But is high school too late to be getting students excited about language learning and the Seal of Biliteracy?
The Lower Kuskokwim School District is roughly the size of West Virginia, with 22 schools spread across a remote area of Alaska’s Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge. It’s also a region where the native Alaskan language of Yup’ik is still spoken and taught.
As the number of states and school districts adopting the “Seal of Biliteracy” has increased dramatically across the country, a language assessment company has announced a new promotion to increase equity and access to testing to evaluate students’ world language proficiency skills.