Multistate Association for Bilingual Education, Northeast

A nonprofit organization for  educators, families, and policy makers

(formerly known as Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education)

Seal of Biliteracy Pathway Awards Pilot (MA)

Seal of Biliteracy Pathway Awards Pilot

Join MABE, MATSOL, and MAFLA members in the Language Opportunity Coalition created the Seal of Biliteracy Pilot Project in Massachusetts. In 2015-16, a working group of Massachusetts ESL, Dual Language, TBE, and World Language educators developed a Seal of Biliteracy Toolkit to support implementation of the Pathway Awards Pilot.  

Seal of Biliteracy Pathway Awards TOOLKIT,  2017 Revision
For district and school leaders responsible for implementing the Pathway Awards Pilot

 Seal of Biliteracy Webinar,
Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 6-7 pm

This webinar gives an introduction of the national Seal of Biliteracy movement and an overview of the Massachusetts Seal of Biliteracy Pilot Project, including the updated resources and experience gained from the third year of the pilot. (Recorded Oct 10, 2017) View the webinar here.

The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school or school district in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.  

The Language Opportunity Coalition encourages schools and districts to continue awarding the Bilingual Pathway Awards, recognizing significant steps towards developing biliteracy along a student’s trajectory from preschool into high school and college.  More details coming in March.

Join the Seal of Biliteracy MA Google Group and send a message to the group stating you would like to get involved. 

See the Seal of Biliteracy Pilot Project page for more information about the project.

Read about Year 1 Pilot of the Seal of Biliteracy Pathway Awards, October 2016

Read about Year 2 Pilot of the Seal of Biliteracy Pathway Awards, June 2017

Read about Year 3 Pilot of the Seal of Biliteracy Pathway Awards, 2018

Read about implementation efforts across the US - The Seal of Biliteracy: Variations in Policy and Outcomes

Examples of District Announcements, 2015-2016

MABE Conference, March 19. 2016 Presentation: MA, RI and CT Panel "Lessons Learned Advocating for the Seal of Biliteracy"

MABE Conference, March 25, 2017 Presentation: Promoting the Seal of Biliteracy: The Massachusetts Model of Collaboration, Kim Talbot & Nicole Sherf    
Promoting the Seal of Biliteracy Handout


    NABE endorses the Seal of Biliteracy!                 

Seal of Biliteracy Approved National Guidelines, March 2015       

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