The Arkansas Seal of Biliteracy


The spring 2024 application for the Arkansas Seal of Biliteracy is closed.

The application will reopen for the fall 2024 season with a deadline in October.

Congratulations to the 774 students who earned the Seal this season!

*We have now certified over 5,000 biliterate students*

Applicants and Educators are being notified through April 19 and the Press Release is posted below.

Educator's Guide

updated Feb-2024

Guide to ARSB - updated Spring 2024.pdf
2024 Spring 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, 5,551 biliterate Arkansas high school students have earned the Arkansas Seal of Biliteracy, across 105 high schools, in twenty-eight 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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