The Arkansas Seal of Biliteracy


The fall 2023 application for the Arkansas Seal of Biliteracy is closed.

The application will reopen for the spring 2023 season with a deadline in March.

Congratulations to the 415 students who earned the Seal this season!

Applicants and Educators have been notified and the Press Release is posted below.

Educator's Guide

updated Sep-2023

Guide to ARSB - updated Fall 2023.pdf
2023 Fall ARSB Press Release.pdf

The Arkansas Seal of Biliteracy recognizes Arkansas high school students who have studied and attained proficiency in English and one or more other languages. It is awarded by AFLTA (Arkansas Foreign Language Teachers Association) and ARKTESOL (Arkansas Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and has been a collaborative effort between both organizations, K-12 teachers, university faculty, and members of the community. In June 2018, the Arkansas State Board of Education officially endorsed the Arkansas Seal of Biliteracy.

The Arkansas Seal of Biliteracy is a certification that encourages students to pursue biliteracy, honors the skills our students attain, and can be evidence of skills that are attractive to future employers and college admissions offices. Since March 2017, 4,777 biliterate Arkansas high school students have earned the Arkansas Seal of Biliteracy, across 100 high schools, in twenty-four languages other than English!

Information about language proficiency requirements and testing can be found in the Educator's Guide above. Please read this documentation thoroughly before beginning the application process. For more information please email

We look forward to receiving your application!

The Arkansas Seal of Biliteracy Committee

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