Marist High School’s World Language Department will offer the AAPPL for all senior students (and qualifying juniors) wishing to apply for the Seal of Biliteracy. This test is voluntary and the cost is $20. The test is two hours long and is comprised of listening, reading, speaking and writing sections. Students who opt to take this assessment will have results prior to graduation and those that earn the Seal will be acknowledged at the senior awards ceremony, as well as having the Seal placed onto the diploma and transcripts that are sent to Universities.
Students currently enrolled in College Board AP French or Spanish classes will automatically be considered for the Seal of Biliteracy when AP scores are released in early July. However, those students who receive a qualifying score based on the AP test will receive an updated transcript displaying the Illinois Seal of Biliteracy in late July. It is recommended that those students wishing to apply for the Seal take the AAPPL test so that qualifying students are able to be recognized prior to graduation.
AAPPL testing dates will be announced the first week of March and students will have a choice of dates and times.
If you have any questions about the Illinois Seal of Biliteracy, contact Mrs. Janlyn Auld, Curriculum Coordinator for the World Language Department.