The State Seal of Biliteracy, marked by a gold seal on the diploma or transcript, recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing one or more languages in addition to English.
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) English Language Arts, administered in grade eleven, is used to assess English proficiency for the State Seal of Biliteracy. Students must score “standard met” or above on this portion of the CAASPP to qualify for the seal. Students who opt-out of the grade eleven CAASPP are no longer eligible for the State Seal of Biliteracy.
Students need to be aware of the State Seal of Biliteracy requirements early, starting in grade nine or sooner, to ensure they are on track to meet these requirements by the time they graduate.