An endorsed diploma for biliteracy is a credential given by a Colorado school or district recognizing students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. An endorsed diploma encourages students to pursue biliteracy skills that are attractive to future employers and college admissions office. The following is guidance provided by the Senate Bill 17-123 to guide districts through implementing the pathway of the endorsed diploma for biliteracy.
- Senate Bill 17-123
- Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma Endorsement for Biliteracy (PDF)
- Approved Criteria for Assessments for the High School Diploma Endorsement (PDF) is available to Districts and Schools that do not have Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate Exams.
- Approved Criteria for Body of Evidence (PDF) is available to Districts and Schools that do not have Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate or Exams.
- Submission to Post District Criteria Body of Evidence and/or District Assessment for the High School Diploma Endorsement for Biliteracy (PDF)
The Colorado Department of Education is obligated to make available Body of Evidence and District Assessments approved in Colorado available to LEAs upon request.
High School Diploma Endorsement for Biliteracy Certificates
In order to recognize students who have fulfilled the requirements of Senate Bill 17-123 for the High School Diploma Endorsement for Biliteracy, districts can download one of the certificate templates linked below.
For technical assistance, please contact Lulu Buck at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-866-6198.