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Testing Dates Available for the Maryland Seal of Biliteracy Award

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Qualifying High School students are encouraged to sign up for testing for the prestigous Maryland Seal of Biliteracy  at various high schools.

Juniors and seniors who are native/heritage speakers of languages other than English, currently enrolled in upper-level world languages classes, and/or attending outside language schools are encouraged to register for testing or to contact their school’s World Languages Resource Teachers to inquire about the 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 English and one or more languages.

As of Dec. 13, 1,486 juniors and seniors have tested and 1,098 have met the language other than English benchmark. 

Upcoming testing dates at MCPS high schools:

Jan. 3, 2024:  Northwest 

Jan. 5, 2024:  Richard Montgomery 

Jan. 9, 2024:  Montgomery Blair, Col. Zadok Magruder, Poolesville, and Walt Whitman 

Jan. 10, 2024:  Albert Einstein and Gaithersburg 

Jan. 11, 2024:  John F. Kennedy and Northwood

Jan. 16, 2024:  Paint Branch and the Montgomery Virtual Academy

Jan. 18, 2024: Bethesda-Chevy Chase

Jan. 19, 2024:  Quince Orchard 

Jan. 22, 2024:  Springbrook

Jan. 23, 2024:  Winston Churchill and Thomas S. Wootton 

Jan. 24, 2024:   James H. Blake, Walter Johnson, and Watkins Mill

Jan. 31, 2024:  Sherwood 

Testing dates have not been released yet for Clarksburg, Damascus, Seneca Valley and Wheaton High Schools. 

You can email for information.