Frequently Asked Questions

    1. How are parents and students are made aware of the Seal of Biliteracy?
      • World Language Divisionals will present the Seal overview. One presentation hosted at each High School.

    2. Who is eligible to test?
      • The District is targeting juniors and seniors in 5-6 and higher language courses.  Other students can be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    3.  When will the test be administered?
      • Tests will be administered in the fall and spring each year.

    4. How and where will the test be administered?
      •  Each site will host test event; the logistics of test is determined by the site. The language teacher can administer the test.

    5. When will students find out their results?
      • Results will be provided approximately 3 weeks after testing.

    6. Do the students register in advance of the test?
      • Students must register in advance of the day of testing, the registration list is used to order tests.

    7. Where do they register and how much does it cost?
      • Students register using this link to a google form.  Costs are covered by the district.

    8. Can a student who speaks a language such as Polish take the exam, or is this only offered for the languages we offer in the district?
      • A student may register for a language we do not offer in District; check https://aappl.actfl.org/ for the exams offered.

    9. Can we pause the test in Mid-section or at the end of each section for testing the following day?
      • The recommendation is to have students finish the domain then quit the test.  Once a test is submitted, it is sent for scoring.  Quitting a test permits students to return and finish later.

    10. Will seniors who achieve a 4 or 5 on the AP exam this year be issued the seal of biliteracy over the summer?
      • No, as we’re not able to retro the affixed label on their diploma and we can’t change the student record, transcript. However, if the student requests a new transcript it will reflect any new seals or commendations earned.

    11. If students register for more than one language (ex: French AND Spanish), can they take the tests over multiple days in a single class (6th period for 4 days, for example)?
      • Yes

    12. If the students do not meet the proficiency benchmark the test this year, will they have an opportunity to test again next year?
      • If students don’t demonstrate proficiency this year (in either administration), they will be permitted to test again next year.

    13. How long is the test?
      • 2.5 hours