STAMP & Seal of Biliteracy

The Seal of Biliteracy is an honor that can be awarded to students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by the time of their graduation.  It encourages students to pursue biliteracy and then showcase their language skills to college admissions officers and employers.  Idaho joined the list of states offering the Seal of Biliteracy in 2020, and our school district approved it locally in December 2021.  Students can demonstrate proficiency in English through obtaining a college readiness score on the SAT, ACT, AP English, or ISAT ELA, and they can demonstrate proficiency in a World Language through that languageā€™s AP exam or the Avant STAMP Assessment. 
In addition to the Seal of Biliteracy, students may earn high school credits by demonstrating proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in another language through an assessment that meets standards set by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages such as the Avant STAMP assessment.  Avant tests are available in over 50 languages. See our World Language Credit for Competency procedure for more information.
MHS students who earn the Seal of Biliteracy receive:
-Embossed seals on their official transcripts
-Seal of Biliteracy labels for their high school diplomas
-Certificates signed by the high school principal -Biliteracy pins that can attach to a letterman jacket
The cost is $24.90 per exam, but students can use Advanced Opportunities funding to cover that amount. To do so, select "The Avant STAMP (Standards-based Measurement of Proficiency)" under "Career Technical Education."
Forms: Application for Seal of Biliteracy Language Competency Assessment Application Language Competency Frequently Asked Questions

More Resources:
Avant STAMP 4S & STAMP WS Sample Tests
Avant STAMP 4S Benchmark & Rubric Guide
Avant STAMP WS Benchmark & Rubric Guide