Seal of Biliteracy

The Seal of Biliteracy has gone LIVE as a RIDE endorsed designation! This is a highly recommended program for ALL graduating seniors in Rhode Island! 

Our vision is to help students recognize the value of their academic success and see the tangible benefits of being bilingual. 

The Seal of Biliteracy celebrates students who have multilingual competence – a critical skill in today’s global society and an asset that will prepare Rhode Island graduates for success in the local and global economy.

The Seal of Biliteracy certifies that a student has demonstrated skills in the English language and one or more other world languages. 

Beginning with the class of 2021, students can earn a state-recognized Seal of Biliteracy by demonstrating competence in English Language Arts standards as defined by the Commissioner Seal or English Proficiency standards, and nationally-recognized world language standards.

Now that House Bill 7607 has been signed into law, high school students receiving the Silver/Gold Seal of Biliteracy can earn 2 to 4 semesters of college credit toward a major or minor in language at a Rhode Island public university or community college if requested within 3 yrs. after high school graduation!

See which colleges around the country are offering credit here.

Helpful Links

Click here to view the 2024 Seal of Biliteracy Orientation Slide Presentation.

Click here for FAQ's for Seal testing (updated 1/24).

Click here for information about the Seal of Biliteracy from RIDE(update coming Spring 2024).

Click here for AAPPL testing advice and here for AAPPL test information.

Click here for STAMP testing information.

Click here for more resources from

To Contact RIFLA:


Mailing address: RIFLA, PO Box 95Foster, RI 02825-1326

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