• Massachusetts State Seal of Biliteracy

    Nauset Public Schools participate in the Massachusetts State Seal of Biliteracy. The Seal of Biliteracy is for any student who demonstrates proficiency in English and any other language, whether they speak another language at home or learned it at school or in the community. The State Seal of Biliteracy aims to:

    • Encourage students to study and master languages;
    • Certify attainment of biliteracy skills;
    • Recognize the value of language diversity;
    • Provide employers with a method of identifying people with language and biliteracy skills;
    • Provide universities with a method to recognize and give credit to applicants for attainment of high-level skills in languages;
    • Prepare students with skills that will benefit them in the labor market and the global society; and
    • Strengthen intergroup communication and honor the multiple cultures and languages in a community.*

  • Criteria to Earn the Seal of Biliteracy 

     Seal of Biliteracy

  • English Requirement

    Earn a score of 240 or higher on the Grade 10 Legacy ELA MCAS (472 on Next-Gen MCAS)


    Earn a score of 220 or higher on the Grade 10 Legacy ELA MCAS (455 on Next-Gen MCAS) and complete an Educational Proficiency Plan


  • World Language Requirement

    Attaining a minimum score equivalent to Intermediate-High on a state approved assessment 


    For languages that do not have readily available assessments, completing a portfolio demonstrating Intermediate-High proficiency in speaking, writing, reading, and listening.

Districts in MA that offer the Seal of Biliteracy