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State Seal of Biliteracy

State Seal of Biliteracy

The California State Seal of Biliteracy recognizes high school graduates who have achieved a high level of proficiency in one or more language(s) in addition to English. Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District will identify eligible seniors based on the state of California criteria, listed below. Eligible seniors will be recognized at Senior Awards Night each year. Seniors who wish to know in advance if they are eligible may visit the Counseling and Career Center in mid-April. There is no application required.

To earn the California State Seal of Biliteracy the student must: 

Demonstrate English proficiency through one of the following methods:

  • Complete all English language arts requirements for graduation with an overall GPA of 3.0 in those classes.
  • Pass the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) for English language arts administered in grade 11, at or above the “standard met” achievement level.
  • Pass an English AP examination with a score of 3 or higher (AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature or Composition, or AP Seminar).
  • Pass an English IB examination with a score of 4 or higher.
  • Achieve a score of 480 or above on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section of the SAT. 


Demonstrate proficiency in one or more languages, other than English, through one of the following methods:

  • Successfully complete a four-year course of study in a world language at the high school or higher level, attaining an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher in that course of study, and demonstrate oral proficiency in the language comparable to that required to pass an AP or IB examination.
  • Pass a world language AP examination with a score of 3 or higher.
  • Pass an IB examination with a score of 4 or higher.

Additional English Proficiency Requirement for English Learner only: In addition to the requirements mentioned above, students who are classified as English learners must attain an oral language composite score of level 4 on the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC).

For more information about the Seal of Biliteracy and requirements, visit or click here for the requirements flyer