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Florida Seal of Biliteracy


Application for Duval County Public School Students

Please return your completed application* and all verification documents by Friday, March 29, 2019 to the
World Language Office in Room 314 at the DCPS Building on Prudential Drive or scan and email to
JohnsonM12@duvalschools.org.

Student Name _______________________________________________ Language _____________________


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Student I.D. # ________________________ School Name __________________________________________

Contact Information: Parent name, phone number and email


__________________________________________________________________________________________
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Please check the boxes on the following pages next to the eligibility requirement(s) you have met in order to
be awarded either the Silver or the Gold Seal of Biliteracy. Documents of verification for each requirement
must accompany this application.**

Students who are approved to receive the Seal of Biliteracy will be invited to a ceremony on Friday, May 17,
2019 at Englewood High School.

Students who did not enroll in, or complete, world language courses, shall be awarded up to four world
language high school course credits upon attaining at least the minimum Silver Seal score or performance level
on one of the nationally recognized exams on page 3.

* This complete application with exam guidelines and portfolio requirements can be found at
www.duvalschools.org (click on Departments and then World Languages).
**If world language test scores, such as IB or AP, are received after the application due date of Friday,
March 29, 2019, the student may bring verification to Room 314 at the District Office and receive the
Seal during the summer of 2019.

Department of ESOL, World Languages and Dual Language 1701 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207 Phone: (904) 390-2242
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Student Name _______________________________________________Student I.D. # ___________________


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Signature of School Counselor verifying below GPA and FSA scores: __________________________________________
Guidance Counselors: please attach or send digital verification of GPA and FSA achievement scores or concordant scores.

The SILVER SEAL of Biliteracy requires that the student has earned a standard high school diploma
AND one of the following criteria for eligibility:
☐ Has earned four (4) world language course credits in the same world language with a cumulative 3.0 grade point
average or higher on a 4.0 scale (unweighted). Verification includes high school transcript through the 3rd quarter
of the senior year. World Language Courses GPA ________________
OR
☐ Has earned a Silver Seal score or performance level on any of the exams found on the chart on page 3.
Exam_______________________________________________________Score_______________
OR
☐ Has demonstrated language proficiency through maintenance of a portfolio of language performance at the
Intermediate Mid level or higher based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012 in the modes of
communication appropriate for that language. See portfolio requirements on page 4. This is for those
languages without a nationally recognized exam available.
Honor agreement: I acknowledge that this portfolio contains my own work which I did without help. I did not
use an online translator and no one else helped me with the written portions.
Signature________________________

The GOLD SEAL of Biliteracy requires that the student has earned a standard high school diploma with a level 4 or
higher on the Grade 10 English Language Arts (ELA) Florida Standards Assessment (FSA),
FSA score ______________,
AND one of the following criteria for eligibility:
☐ Has earned four (4) world language course credits in the same world language with a cumulative 3.0 grade point
average or higher on a 4.0 scale (unweighted). Verification includes high school transcript through the 3rd quarter
of the senior year. World Language Courses GPA ________________
OR
☐ Has earned a Gold Seal score or performance level on any of the exams found on the chart on page 3.
Exam_______________________________________________________Score_______________
OR
☐ Has demonstrated language proficiency through maintenance of a portfolio of language performance at the
Advanced Low level or higher based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012 in the modes of communication
appropriate for that language. See portfolio requirements on page 4. This is for those languages without a
nationally recognized exam available.
Honor agreement: I acknowledge that this portfolio contains my own work which I did without help. I did not
use an online translator and no one else helped me with the written portions.
Signature________________________

Department of ESOL, World Languages and Dual Language 1701 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207 Phone: (904) 390-2242
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Exams accepted by the State of Florida and scores/proficiency levels for Seal of Biliteracy
Examination Silver Seal Gold Seal Languages Covered**

Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, German, Hebrew, Latin, Japanese,


SAT Subject Test 600 or higher 700 or higher
Korean

Spanish 63 or
higher
Spanish 50-62
College Level Examination Program French 59 or
French 50-58 Spanish, French, German
(CLEP) Level 1 Language Exam higher
German 50-59
German 60 or
higher

International Baccalaureate Language Spanish, French, German,


4 or higher 5 or higher
Exam Chinese, Latin

3 or higher 4 or higher
Advanced Placement Language Exam Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Latin, German, Italian

Advanced International Certificate of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Marathi, Portuguese,
A, B, C, D, or E A, B, C, D
Education Subject Test Spanish, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu,

American Sign Language Proficiency


3 or higher 4 or higher ASL
Interview (ASLPI)

Sign Language Proficiency Interview: Intermediate Plus Advanced Plus or


ASL
American Sign Language (SLPI:ASL) or higher Higher

American Council on the Teaching of


Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
Assessment of Performance Toward
Intermediate Mid Advanced Low or
Proficiency in Language (AAPPL) Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
or higher Higher
Interpersonal Listening, Interpersonal
Speaking, Interpretive Listening, and
Presentational Writing

Afrikaans, Akan-Twi, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani,


Baluchi, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cambodian, Cantonese,
Cebuano, Chavacano, Czech, Dari, Dutch, Egyptian, English, French,
Georgian, German, Greek (Modern), Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa,
Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong/Mong, Hungarian, Igbo, Ilocano, Indonesian, Iraqi,
Intermediate Mid Advanced Low or
ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kazakh, Kashmiri, Korean, Kurdish, Lao,
or higher Higher
Levantine, Malay, Malayalam, Mandarin, Marshallese, Nepali, Norwegian,
Pashto, Persian Farsi, Polish, Portuguese Punjabi, Romanian, Russian,
Serbian Croatian, Sindhi, Sinhalese, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Swahili,
Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Tamil, Tausug, Telugu, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkish,
Turkmen, Uighur, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Wolof, Wu and Yoruba.

Standards-based Measurement of
Intermediate Mid Advanced Low or Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin,
Proficiency for Grade 7-Adult
or higher Higher Polish, Russian, Spanish
(STAMP4S)

ACTFL Latin Interpretive Reading


I-2 or higher I-5 or higher Latin
Assessment (ALIRA)

Department of ESOL, World Languages and Dual Language 1701 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207 Phone: (904) 390-2242
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Seal of Biliteracy Portfolio Requirements

The portfolio consists of five sections described below. All five sections must be completed and submitted.
Please name your files using the following naming convention before submitting them electronically:
LastFirst_SectionName
For example, if I were submitting my recorded conversation, I would name the file with my last and first name like this:
JohnsonMyra_InterpersonalCommunication

1. Interpretive Listening: Written summary (100-150 words) in the target language of key ideas from an authentic* audio
or video in the target language that is at least 2 minutes in length. Link to audio or video must be appended. Songs
and music videos do not qualify.
2. Interpretive Reading: Written retelling (100-150 words) in the target language of key ideas from an authentic* text
written in the target language. Authentic* text must be appended. Literature (fiction and non-fiction) and articles from
periodicals are accepted. Music lyrics do not qualify.
3. Interpersonal Communication: Recording (1 minute) submitted in .mp3 format of student speaking in an
extemporaneous conversation with another speaker of the language. Topic for conversation**: Discuss a problem at
your school, in your neighborhood or in your city and how you think the problem could be solved. What could
community leaders do? What could you do? Be sure to introduce yourself and what school you attend before
beginning your conversation.
4. Presentational Speaking: Recording (2 minutes) submitted in .mp3 format of student speaking in a prepared
presentation in the target language (may NOT be read). Topics for Presentational Speaking (choose 1 topic)**: Topic A.
Explain what brought you to this point that you are now graduating from your high school and applying for the Seal of
Biliteracy. Did other people help you along the way? Are you self-motivated? Is it a combination of these factors? You
may describe the process or tell a story that was a turning point for you. Be sure to introduce yourself and what school
you attend before beginning your presentation. OR Topic B. Tell about an important historical event that happened in
another country or in the U.S. Explain what happened and why it was significant. What were the long-term effects of
this event? Does it still affect us today? Be sure to introduce yourself and what school you attend before beginning
your presentation.
5. Presentational Writing: 5 paragraph essay submitted in target language, written without use of resources (dictionary,
thesaurus, etc.). Topics for Presentational Writing (choose 1 topic)**: Topic A. Tell about your goals for the future and
how you will achieve them. OR Topic B. Discuss the future plans of a local business (may be true or fictional).

*Authentic: Created in the target language and intended for a target language audience
**If you would like to choose a topic other than those listed above, you must get permission from the Director of ESOL,
World Language and Dual Language, Ms. Ingrid Carias, before proceeding. CariasI1@duvalschools.org

Department of ESOL, World Languages and Dual Language 1701 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207 Phone: (904) 390-2242