Massachusetts Seal of Biliteracy:
Language Portfolio Assessments
The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school or district in recognition of students who have attained proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in two or more languages by high school graduation.
How does it work?
Idioma Education & Consulting LLC., provides a convenient, accessible, and uniform option for students to submit their language portfolios for reading, writing, speaking and listening evaluation in languages that are not available through standard assessments.
Why is it valuable?
This assessment validates that a student shows proficiency at an Intermediate High level or above in four areas of communication:
Our portfolio assessments are currently available on an as needed basis. Contact us for more information.
The district fee covers access to portfolio assessments and individual student results for every language we offer. There is an additional fee for each student portfolio submission.
Districts interested in providing proof of proficiency for their students through the Portfolio Assessment Option should contact Idioma Education 3-6 months prior to graduation.
Students will access and submit their reading comprehension, writing samples, oral recordings and listening comprehension assessments in Idioma's LMS where trained portfolio raters will evaluate and submit scores and feedback.