The Oskaloosa Community School District offers the Iowa Seal of Biliteracy for our graduates. The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a district to recognize students who have attained proficiency in two or more languages, one of which is English, by high school graduation. Being able to know and use more than one language is a critical skill for the 21st century.
The seal of biliteracy:
- Values language as an asset
- Recognizes the value of language diversity & cultural identity
- Prepares students with 21st-century skills that will benefit them in the labor market and the global society
- Provides employers, universities, and grant/scholarship providers with a method to recognize applicants for their dedication to attainment of biliteracy
English Proficiency Requirements:
- An ACT score of 18 in English
- Proficient on the English/Language Arts portion of the ISASP.
Test Used to Demonstrate Proficiency in a language other than English:
ACTFL Assessment of Performance Toward Proficiency in Languages or AAPPL
The Seal of Biliteracy Assessment will be held on Wednesday, April 14th beginning at 8:15 am in the GDA boardroom. Students will have a school related absence for the morning until the assessment is complete (around 11:30 am). Interested students need to sign up for the exam by March 31, 2021 through Angie Hanson or Mrs. Eversmeyer (OHS Spanish Teacher).
Interested in the Seal of Biliteracy?
- Contact Angie Hanson or Mrs. Eversmeyer (OHS Spanish teacher