Requirements to Demonstrate Knowledge of English

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To be eligible to be awarded the Iowa Seal of Biliteracy, each student shall demonstrate proficiency in English. 

  • Minimum proficiency scores on one of the following exams must be met to be considered.
  • The district will set the submission date of assessment proficiency scores  and communicate that with students


Exam/Minimum Score

ACT: American College Testing/English 18

ELPA21: English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century in grades 9- 12/4 or 5 in all domains (reading, writing, speaking, listening) which equates to overall proficiency of 3

ISASP or Iowa Assessments/Proficiency

AP Language or AP Literature Exam/3

SAT/English 470