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Illinois Seal of Biliteracy

The Seal of Biliteracy recognizes students in District 207 who have attained a high level of proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English. This Seal of Biliteracy also carries national recognition. Students meeting the requirements for the Seal of Biliteracy will receive recognition on their transcripts and receive an official seal that can be placed on their diplomas.

What are the specific requirements?

Students first must demonstrate English proficiency by scoring a composite of 21 or higher on the ACT; OR a score of 540 or higher on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section on the SAT; OR meeting the exit criteria on the English language ACCESS test. Students then must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English by scoring a composite of 6 or higher on the STAMP exam (Standards-based Measurement of Proficiency) OR earn a 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement Language and Culture exam.

The Seal of Biliteracy STAMP exam will take place at Maine Township District 207 East, West and South High Schools during the second week of April.   Eligible senior students and their parents will be contacted via email on or around March 1, 2019 with details on test sign-up and fees.

Who can I contact for more information about the Seal of Biliteracy?

Maine East: Shari Baima at 847-692-8429

Maine West: Al Matan at 847-803-5951

Maine South: Tona Costello at 847-692-8134