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 English and one or more languages.  Seal of Biliteracy can be earned by getting a passing score in the Maryland High School Assessment English 10 and a passing score in any of the Maryland State Department of Education approved language proficiency tests.    

During the 2018-2019 school year 69 students at Seneca Valley earned the Seal of Biliteracy through Avant 4S or IB. 

MCPS Testing Window FY 2020
  1. Oct 1-31 for seniors only
  2.  December 2-20 and January 2-31 for seniors and juniors
Seneca Valley Testing Dates
Seneca Valley will be administering the Seal of Biliteracy tests on October 21 and 22, 2019 for seniors onlyand January 13 and 14, 2020 for seniors and juniors, in the Media Center from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.  We will be administering Avant 4S, a 4-skill language proficiency test (Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing), offered in 13 languages, and Avant WorldSpeak, a 2-skill language proficiency test (Speaking and Writing), offered in 18 languages.  They are both untimed.
Avant 4S 
  1. Arabic

  2. French
  3. German
  4. Hebrew
  5. Hindi
  6. Italian
  7. Japanese
  8. Korean
  9. Mandarin (Simplified & Traditional)
  10. Polish
  11. Portuguese (Brazilian)
  12. Russian
  13. Spanish
World Speaks
  1. Amharic
  2. Armenian
  3. Chin (Hakha)
  4. Czech
  5. English
  6. Filipino (Tagalog)
  7. Haitian-Creole
  8. Hmong
  9. Ilocano
  10. Marathi
  11. Samoan
  12. Somali Maay Maay
  13. Somali Maxaa
  14. Tamil
  15. Telugu
  16. Turkish
  17. Urdu
  18. Vietnamese
  19. Yup'ik
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