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LOC Biliteracy Pathway Awards

Create a road map for language learning with Biliteracy Pathway Awards!

Registration is open for schools and districts that intend to participate in the Language Opportunity Coalition Biliteracy Pathway Awards. The pathway awards are designed to encourage and reward long-term, sustained language learning, and can be given in addition to the State Seal of Biliteracy to students in lower grades and proficiency levels.

The award is available in three levels:

  • LOC Bilingual Participation Award (ACTFL Novice-High): For preschool and elementary School Students and students with disabilities (all grades)
  • LOC Bilingual Attainment Award (ACTFL Intermediate-Low): For
  • LOC Bilingual Achievement Award (ACTFL Intermediate-Mid)

By registering, the district is committing to following the requirements for the award program. Registration will also will allow us to contact you with updates and information, and will give you access to customizable certificates for all three levels of the award.

Find out more about the LOC Biliteracy Pathway Awards on our website at
https://sealofbiliteracyma.org/biliteracy-award-adoption/

The Massachusetts Seal of Biliteracy site is live!

Welcome to the new site for the Massachusetts Seal of Biliteracy. This site is managed by the Language Opportunity Coalition, a coalition of organizations that advocated for passage of the Seal of Biliteracy legislation as part of the LOOK Act and coordinated the three year Seal of Biliteracy Pilot Project before the state award was established. (Find out more about our coalition here.)

The resources on this site were developed by the Seal of Biliteracy Work Group, made up of world language, bilingual, and English language educators across Massachusetts. The site will be updated as more resources become available. Please contact us with comments, questions, or contributions to the resource page!

LOC Steering Committee