Seal of Biliteracy

The New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB)

seal of biliteracy logo
The NYSSB recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages, in addition to English. The intent of the NYSSB is to encourage the study of languages; identify high school graduates with language and biliteracy skills for employers; provide universities with additional information about applicants seeking admission; prepare students with twenty-first century skills; recognize the value of foreign and native language instruction in schools; and affirm the value of diversity in a multilingual society.

Student Voices Program

New York State Seal of Biliiteracy Student Voices Project
The Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL) is seeking short video clips of 2021-22 NYSSB candidates speaking about why they chose to pursue the NYSSB. This is part of a project to create both statewide and regional videos to promote the NYSSB project. Click HERE for more info!

MidWest Regional NYSSB Support Network

The purpose of this support network is to discuss best practices, share resources and effectively plan for the implementation of the NYS Seal of Biliteracy in schools and districts across the region.  These meetings are designed to support new or expert Seal of Biliteracy Committee (SBC) members.
Register HERE

For More Information

Anna Stukes
Professional Development Specialist
Midwest RBERN
Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES
Ph: (585) 352-2797
Fax: (585) 352-2613