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Seal of Biliteracy


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The Wisconsin Seal of Biliteracy builds upon the rich cultural and linguistic assets of Wisconsin's students. The Seal of Biliteracy is awarded to graduating high school students in districts with a Department of Public Instruction-approved program, who have demonstrated achievement in bilingualism, biliteracy, and sociocultural competence in two or more languages (English and a partner language) by successfully participating in the development of the languages through our schools, their families, and the community.



The Department of Public Instruction is currently revising the guidance document to the WI DPI Seal of Biliteracy for clarity, however the criteria for the WI DPI Seal of Biliteracy remain the same. The DPI is accepting applications from districts to offer the WI DPI Seal of Biliteracy using the current guidance document and application form PI-9962. The review process may take a few weeks to a few months, so districts are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible if the districts anticipates offering the Seal of Biliteracy to students for the 2018-19 school year. You are welcome to contact DPI contact Maureen Purcell at or 608-267-9235 if you have any questions or would like DPI to preview your application.

Thank you for your patience with this process as we strive to make our guidance as clear as possible.


Wisconsin Seal of Biliteracy DPI Application Form PI-9962


Wisconsin Seal of Biliteracy Guidance Document


Contact Information for Staff of Approved Programs

For questions about this information, contact Audrey Lesondak (608) 266-7292