The State Board of Education voted unanimously yesterday to include the State Seal of Biliteracy to qualify for the Career and College Indicator without the additional criteria of scoring “met standards” on the SBAC math assessment. Now students will not only be recognized by the state for their proficiency in English and another language but also as College and Career ready.
Your advocacy by sending a letter to Dr. Michael Kirst, SBE President and Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, made all the difference. Hearing from educators and EL advocates across the state was critical. Thank you for taking the time to send a letter and securing the votes needed to promote good state policy.