The Maryland Seal Of Biliteracy


The Maryland Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by participating school systems that recognizes a student’s high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in one or more languages other than English.

Begun in California in 2011, the Seal of Biliteracy is now offered in 35 states and Washington, DC. Maryland’s Seal of Biliteracy Bill was signed into law in 2016.

Maryland World Language Class

Maryland Seal of Biliteracy Purpose and Eligibility

Frequently Asked Questions

MD Seal of Biliteracy Brochure (English)

MD Seal of Biliteracy Brochure (Spanish)

MD Seal of Biliteracy Brochure (French)

Approved Assessments

Student Application (Optional)

Maryland Senate Bill 0781

COMAR Seal of Biliteracy Regulation

The following school districts will be participating for the 2018-19 school year:
Allegany County
Anne Arundel County
Baltimore City
Baltimore County
Carroll County
Calvert County
Cecil County
Frederick County
Howard County
Kent County
Montgomery County
Prince George's County
Queen Anne's County
St. Mary's County
Talbot County
Washington County
Wicomico County
Worcester County

Graduates Diplomas

In The News

Bi-literacy program expanding in Maryland schools
Students have chance to earn seal at graduation

A new marker of success at graduation: The seal of biliteracy
Washington Post

FYI... The Seal of Biliteracy for Students


Elaine Chang-Baxter, Director of Partnerships for Montgomery County Public Schools interviews Françoise Vandenplas, Supervisor of World Languages

For questions, contact
Bonnie Pechulis, Specialist, World Languages and ESOL