The New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB) recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages, in addition to English. The intent of the NYSSB is to encourage the study of languages; identify high school graduates with language and biliteracy skills for employers; provide universities with additional information about applicants seeking admission; prepare students with twenty-first-century skills; recognize the value of foreign and native language instruction in schools, and affirm the value of diversity in a multilingual society. To access FAQs, necessary forms to fill out, due dates, and other helpful resources, please click on the Seal of Biliteracy above.
The purpose of Mid-West RBERN is to build capacity within school communities to cultivate strong leaders, high quality, meaningful instruction, and welcoming, inclusive environments for Multilingual Learners (MLLs). Mid-West RBERN is committed to developing partnerships that result in equitable educational outcomes for MLLs by capitalizing on the backgrounds, cultures, and strengths of diverse students and educators. Please click in the BOCES 2 icon above to learn more about how they support the Seal of Biliteracy.