Biliteracy Pathway Award Criteria

Language Opportunity Coalition (LOC) Awards


English Language Assessment
Partner Language Assessment
LOC Bilingual Participation Award
Novice-High proficiency in listening and speaking in English based on portfolio documentation or standardized assessment
– WIDA ACCESS: ELD Level 2
Novice-High proficiency in listening and speaking in partner language based on portfolio documentation or standardized assessment
– AAPPL/ALIRA: N4
– STAMP: 3
– SLPI: Novice
LOC Biliteracy Attainment Award
Intermediate-Low proficiency level on each domain/mode of standardized assessment
– AAPPL English: I1
– STAMP English: 4
– MCAS ELA: Partially Meeting Expectation (higher end) or Proficient
~OR~
For ELs – WIDA ACCESS: ELD Level 3.5
Intermediate-Low proficiency level on each domain/mode of standardized assessment
– Aprenda: 50th%
– AAPPL/ALIRA: I1
– STAMP: 4
– AP: 2
– SLPI: Novice Plus

LOC Biliteracy Achievement Award


Intermediate-Mid proficiency level on each domain/mode of standardized assessment
– AAPPL English: I2, I3, I4
– STAMP English: 5
– AP English Language: 3
~OR~
MCAS ELA: Meeting Expectations
~OR~
For ELs – WIDA ACCESS: ELD Level 4.2
Intermediate-Mid proficiency level on each domain/mode of standardized assessment
– AAPPL/ALIRA: I2, I3, I4 in all domains
– STAMP: 5
– AP: 3
– SLPI: Intermediate

For the State Seal of Biliteracy awards, see http://www.doe.mass.edu/ell/biliteracy/