“Alpharetta Tamil School has been selected as an approved test center by Avant World Speaking to take the language proficiency test for earning the Seal of Biliteracy/Global Seal. With the approval of our school as the test center, your High school student can take the test at our school in a much familiar setting. Please contact us for more details if your High school student is willing to take this test and earn the Seal”.
What is it? It is an award for a high school student for being proficient in one or more languages in addition to English.
Any high school student in the state of Georgia. Student should have completed all the requirements on English and have 3.0 or above grade.
The Bi literacy Seal denotes that student is proficient in Tamil in addition to English.
A seal would be added to their high school transcript. Receiving a congratulatory letter from the Georgia Department of Education. This is useful for college admission and further employment.
The state of Georgia passed a law and adopted this Seal of Bi-literacy in 2016. Until now only a handful of languages were included in this. Tamil has been added to the list in 2018.
The student needs to take a Tamil proficiency test offered by ONE of these (NOT Both) two testing agencies. ? ALTA ? Avant World Speak. Alpharetta Tamil school is an approved test center for this test. Your High school student can take the test at our school
There are two tests, speaking and writing. If the student takes the test with ALTA, a live evaluator would be on the phone to converse and evaluate the speaking skills. If the student is taking the test with Avant, it is a web-based test. The reading is recorded and the audio file is evaluated. Writing test is on paper.
The student needs to score a minimum of 1+ in the ALTA exam or a score of 6 in the test conducted by Avant to earn the seal of bi-literacy.
In case, if that student does not get 3.0 in English at the end of High school, they would not be eligible to get the seal. It will not impact anything on the transcript.
The student needs to contact Alpharetta Tamil School by sending an email to email@example.com who administer the test.
DOE Seal of Biliteracy: http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Curriculum-and-Ins truction/Pages/Georgia%27s-Seal-of-Biliteracy.aspx
Tamil Proficiency test: ALTA : https://www.altalang.com/language-testing/
Avant : https://avantassessment.com/worldspeak