State Seal of Biliteracy
We are pleased to inform you of the Everett Public School’s participation in the Massachusetts State Seal of Biliteracy for the 2020 - 2021 School Year. The Seal of Biliteracy is for any student who demonstrates proficiency in English and any other language, whether they speak that language at home or learned it at school or in the community. The State Seal of Biliteracy aims to:
a) Encourage students to study and master languages;
In order to earn the Seal of Biliteracy, students must:
Demonstrate a high level of proficiency in English by satisfying one of the following:
- Earn a score of 240 or higher on the Grade 10 Legacy ELA MCAS (472 on Next-Gen MCAS)
- Earn a score of 220 or higher on the Grade 10 Legacy ELA MCAS (455 on Next-Gen MCAS) and complete an Educational Proficiency Plan
Demonstrate a high level of proficiency in a foreign language through one of the following:
- Attaining a minimum score equivalent to Intermediate-High on a state approved assessment
- For languages that do not have readily available assessments, completing a portfolio demonstrating Intermediate-High proficiency in speaking, writing, reading, and listening.
We will be administering the ELA MCAS in May, 2021. We will be administering Language Proficiency Assessment in the spring of 2021. Students seeking to earn the Seal through portfolio assessment must have portfolio scores submitted to the district prior to their graduation date.
We look forward to honoring the language expertise and diversity of the EPS through this initiative. If you have any questions, please contact World Languages Department Head Dr. Andrea Tringali.