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Seal of Biliteracy

Grant Community High School offers students the opportunity to earn the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy.  The Seal of Biliteracy is a recognition for students who demonstrate proficiency in English and one or more other languages.  When earned, the Seal of Biliteracy will appear on the student’s official transcript and diploma.  

Students who earn the Seal of Biliteracy are also provided with the opportunity to earn early college credit.  All public colleges and universities in the State of Illinois have criteria on how this credit is awarded.  Students should reference the college or university website for their criteria about how the specific institution applies the credit.

To qualify for the State Seal of Biliteracy, a Grant student must accomplish one of the following to demonstrate proficiency in English:

  • Earn a minimum score of a 480 on the Evidence Based Reading and Writing portion of an official administration of the SAT.
  • Earn a minimum score of a 4.8 on the ACCESS test.
  • Earn a score of a 5 on the AP English and Language Composition Test
  • Earn a score of I-5 on the AAPPL English Test

And accomplish one of the following to demonstrate proficiency in another language:

  • Earn a score of 4 or higher on the AP Spanish Test.
  • Earn a minimum score of 1-5 on the AAPPL test in the chosen language.

Testing dates for the AAPPL test will be announced at the beginning of each school year.  Students wishing to earn the Seal of Biliteracy are encouraged to discuss the opportunity with their counselor.  There will be one administration of the AAPPL test in the Fall semester for early graduates and another administration of the AAPPL test in the Spring semester Seniors wishing to obtain the Seal of Biliteracy.  The fee for taking the AAPPL test is $20.

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AAPPL Testing

  • October 18, 2023
  • February 22, 2024

Students wishing to earn the Seal of Biliteracy are encouraged to discuss the opportunity with their counselor. The AAPPL test fee can be paid through RevTrak. To register for the test, please also complete the Seal of Biliteracy Language Proficiency Exam Registration.