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20 students awarded KSDE Seal of Biliteracy

The Seal of Biliteracy is a credential for high school graduates who have attained intermediate and advanced proficiencies in English and one or more additional language(s).  Students take the The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) exam.  

For the Silver Seal, students have to receive at least Intermediate Mid or above on the exam in all four language modalities: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.  With the Silver Seal of Biliteracy (intermediate mid), potential employers can depend on students to use their second language skills in sales, reception and other service jobs.

For the Gold Seal, students have to receive an Advanced Low, the highest a student can score on the test, in all four language modalities.  With the Gold Seal of Biliteracy (advanced low), you qualify to use your language skills in jobs such as a K-12 language teacher, firefighter, nurse, 911 dispatcher, customer service representative and legal aid, and you are ready to succeed academically at the postsecondary level.

 "This year we had 20 students receive a Seal of Biliteracy from the Kansas Department of Education. Four students received the award in more than one language and 8 students received the Gold Seal of Biliteracy. This is a huge accomplishment for any high school student, and I am proud to recognize their hard work and dedication," Spanish teacher Chandler Ochoa shared.

 Congratulations! #RailerPride

Name Language Award
Brooklynn Black Spanish Silver
Rachel Cardoza-Maynez French Silver
Keaghan Carr Spanish Silver
Virgil Guo Spanish Silver
Virgil Guo Chinese Silver
Josie Haag Spanish Silver
Abraham Lakey French Silver
Abraham Lakey German Silver
Esmeralda Maldonado Posada Spanish Silver
Kinsley Peterson Spanish Silver
Keegan Schreiber Spanish Silver
Anahi Sanchez German Silver
Gabriel Sanchez-Beltran Spanish Silver
Alyssa Studyvin French Silver
Ricardo Valdivia Rodriguez Spanish Silver
Justin Zerger Spanish Silver
Janie Beeson Spanish Gold
Rachel Cardoza-Maynez Spanish Gold
Stephanie Galdamez Spanish Gold
Nesbeth Ramirez-Bencomo Spanish Gold
Juan-Pablo Salgado Spanish Gold
Anahi Sanchez Spanish Gold
Natalie Sanchez Spanish Gold
Ahtziri Torres Spanish Gold