Bilingual and Multilingual Seals and World Language Proficiency Assessments: Recognizing Student Language Proficiency and Earning College Credit

  • 26 Sep 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Minnesota Department of Education, Conference Center B, Room 16

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Minnesota districts, schools and charter schools may award Minnesota gold or platinum bilingual and multilingual seals and world language proficiency certificates to students who demonstrate the required levels of language proficiency for languages other than English including American Sign Language (ASL) and American Indian (indigenous) languages. Statute link: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=120B.022

This session will:

1.       Focus on ACTFL descriptors of required proficiency levels and available valid assessments

2.       Explore models for assessing languages for which no proficiency assessments exist and

3.       Discuss the process of obtaining seals and credit from Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU).

This professional development opportunity is sponsored by MDE and the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures (MCTLC) in collaboration with the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota and Concordia Language Villages.

Read about the Seal of Biliteracy at sealofbiliteracy.org/minnesota and about Minneapolis Public Schools' accomplishments in the 2014-15 school year.

This professional development opportunity is sponsored by MDE and the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures (MCTLC) in collaboration with the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota and Concordia Language Villages.


Who: Language teachers, including immersion and EL teachers

When: September 26, 2015 9:00- 12:00

Where: Minnesota Department of Education Conference Center B, Room 16 Directions MDE is on the south side of Hwy 36, behind the Roseville Super Target.

Cost: $5 for snacks and coffee


Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures
PO Box 11926, St. Paul MN 55111
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