The Seal of Biliteracy requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English and at least one other world language. Students must demonstrate proficiency through various assessments taken while the student is in high school (grades 10-12). To be eligible to receive the Seal of Biliteracy, students must present official documentation of completion and proficiency to their counselor.

English Assessment Options Offered by the Waukee Community School District

Exam Minimum Score
ACT English 18
AP Language or AP Literature 3
English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) in grades 9-12 Proficient, Level 3
SAT English 470
Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) in grades 9-12 Proficient in English/Languages Arts

World Language Assessment Options Offered by the Waukee Community School District

Not all options are offered by the Waukee Community School District. Several additional assessments can be used to prove proficiency in the world language. These options may be available at testing locations outside of the district. It is the student’s responsibility to find other options outside of the district. For a full list of accepted assessments, view the Seal of Biliteracy Guidance.

Assessment Language(s) Minimum Score
Advanced Placement (AP) Language and Culture Exam Spanish,  German 3
Standards-Based Measurement of Proficiency Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish Intermediate-Mid (5)
Languages in Which No Assessment Exists The student will demonstrate oral and written proficiency by:
  • completing a formal presentation to speakers of the target world language
  • creating a composition, article, or paper in the targeted world language