Seal of Biliteracy


    What is the California State Seal of Biliteracy? 

    The SSB is a recognition conferred by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction for graduating high school students who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages in addition to English. 


    What is the benefit of having the SSB insignia on a diploma or transcript? 

    The SSB certifies that graduates have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in English and one or more language in addition to English. The SSB may be used by employers to identify people with language and biliteracy skills and by universities as a method to recognize and give academic credit to applicants seeking admission (California Education Code Section 51460[b][3] and [4]).