Seal of Biliteracy September Assessment Information

Students at District 214 have the opportunity to be recognized by the State of Illinois for earning proficiency in English and an additional language. The Illinois State Board of Education's Seal of Biliteracy Program will place an official seal on diplomas and official recognition will be placed on transcripts of students who qualify. To learn more about the qualifying scores for the Seal of Biliteracy, please visit page 125 of our 2020-21 Academic Handbook.

 

District 214 has decided to offer a 2nd Seal of Biliteracy Testing window for the 2020-2021 school year. The new test dates and registration link are below.

 

Seal of Biliteracy Language Assessment Registration
 

 

Student Grade: Grades 11 and 12 only

 

Registration Deadline: November 24, 2020

Payment Deadline: December 3, 2020
 

Registration Fee: $25, which includes an administrative fee. Payment by check made out to Township High School District 214 and mailed to Mary Quinn at Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005.

 

Location: At home or at District 214 Administration Center Computer Labs. See Testing Options below. 

 

At Home Testing information: An email with more information about at home testing will be sent to students and parent/guardians of any students who registered and paid. Emails will start being sent out the week of November 30.

 

2020-2021 Testing Options During Covid-19:

There are a variety of assessment methods this year, each has its own requirements. These are not the district's requirements, but those of the state approved test companies. Students who choose the remote proctor options must test between December 8 and January 3.

 

Language

Vendor

Proctor

Technical Requirements

Polish, Hebrew

Avant Stamp 4S

Live Remote Proctor -  Avant Stamp Staff Proctor

- Test on Windows or Mac Computer with a webcam (No iPads, Tablets or Chromebooks) 

- 2nd device for recording the testing room (may  be phone of tablet) 

- Review the Avant Stamp Technology Guide

Arabic, Chinese Mandarin, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Thai

AAPPL Form B

Parent/Guardian Proctor

- Test on Windows or Mac Computer, or tablet, including chromebooks, iPads etc.

- Review the AAPPL Technical Requirements

- Proctor must sign the Remote Proctor Agreement form that will be emailed to the parent/guardian.

Arabic, Chinese Mandarin, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Thai

AAPPL Form B

Computer Based Proctor - Using AI technology, the proctoring system will detect any potentially prohibited activities.

- Test on Windows or Mac Computer with a webcam (No iPads, Tablets or Chromebooks) 

- Review the AAPPL Technical Requirements

All Languages

AAPPL Form B & Avant Stamp 4S

At D214 Administration offices 9/30/20 from 4pm-7pm. Limited openings for this option

Mac Computers in the Computer Lab

 

Additional Information about the Language Assessments:
 

AVANT STAMP 4S Assessment (Available in Hebrew and Polish)
 

  • 4 Tests: Reading 35-40 minutes, Writing 20-25 minutes, Listening 35-40 minutes, Speaking 20-25 minutes
  • Students must earn a minimum of Intermediate High on all components of AVANT’s STAMP 4S exam. 
  • User guides and other information can be found at https://avantassessment.com/guides

AAPPL Form B Assessment (Available in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Thai.) 
 

  • 4 Tests that take about 30-40 minutes each that include Interpersonal Listening/Speaking (ILS), Interpretive Reading (IR), Interpretive Listening (IL), Presentational Writing (PW). 
  • Students must earn a minimum of an I-5 on all components of ACTFL’s Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) exam. 
  • Demo assessments can be found here: on the AAPPL website at https://www.languagetesting.com/aappl2-demo.
     

For more information on the Seal of Biliteracy, please visit this link at the Illinois State Board of Education.  https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Illinois-State-Seal-of-Biliteracy.aspx
 

If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Julie Kim, the District Assessment Coordinator at julie.kim@d214.org or 847-718-7939.