Wyoming Seal of Biliteracy

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Contact Information

Foreign Language Consultant
Antoinette Hallam
(307) 777-5217
antoinette.hallam@wyo.gov
Native American Liaison
Rob Black
(307) 777-3747
rob.black1@wyo.gov

Senate Enrolled Act 47 of the 2022 Wyoming Legislature created a Wyoming Seal of Biliteracy. The law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to design and establish a Wyoming Seal of Biliteracy and an advanced distinction Wyoming Seal of Biliteracy for conferral by a school district to a graduating high school student who is proficient in both English and one or more world languages.

The legislation allows the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to establish a committee of language educators to identify or approve assessments and levels of proficiency on assessments that will enable students to earn a Seal of Biliteracy. 

The statute further states that the Superintendent shall develop policies as necessary regarding the use and appearance of the Wyoming Seal and an advanced distinction Wyoming Seal of Biliteracy on student transcripts. “World language” as used in this law means any language other than English and includes American Sign Language, also known as ASL, classical languages, and Indigenous languages.

Public input was collected May 24 through June 2, 2022, and an advisory committee will convene in early June 2022 to make recommendations to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.