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Ohio Seal of Biliteracy

Olentangy Schools is offering an opportunity for current senior students to obtain the Ohio Seal of Biliteracy. The Ohio Seal of Biliteracy is an award conferred on graduating high school seniors who can demonstrate a high level of proficiency in English and at least one world (foreign) language.  Learn more about the Ohio Seal of Biliteracy by going to the following link. 

To obtain the Ohio Seal of Biliteracy students must meet both criteria listed below:

1.) Meet an English language arts assessment score through one of the following:

  • Earn proficient level (700) or higher on Ohio's required state tests for high school English language arts I and II or
  • Earn a remediation-free score on the English and reading sections of the ACT (18-English, 22-Reading) or SAT (480-Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, Reading 450) or
  • Earn a score of proficient or higher on the 9-12 English Language Proficiency Assessment (OELPA)

2.) Obtain a qualifying score on a state approved world language vendor assessment. Students in Olentangy Schools can meet this second requirement by either:

  • Scoring a 4 or 5 on a world language AP assessment the spring of their junior year or
  • Through a testing opportunity on another state approved vendor assessment. Olentangy is offering an opportunity for students to take this assessment at Olentangy High School on Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 7:30 am - 11:30 am. Parents can register students for this assessment in PowerSchool by clicking on "Registration and Forms" > selecting their student's name > clicking on ".... Senior Seal of Biliteracy Testing". The assessment is available in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Thai. The cost for the assessment is $20.00. Registration is open now. The last day to register is Wednesday, September 30, 2020.