Known Issue - State Seal of Biliteracy (SSB) for Redesignated Students

Known Issue


We received further clarification on a new requirement for the SSB for students whose primary language is other than English.   https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/el/er/ssbfaq.asp 



How have the requirements for eligibility for the SSB changed?

Passed in 2017, Assembly Bill (AB) 1142 External link opens in new window or tab. updates EC Section 51461(a)(2) to state that students must pass the California Assessment of English Performance and Progress (CAASPP) or any successor test, administered in grade eleven, at or above the "standard met" achievement level. This section had previously named the California Standards Test (CST) as the required assessment. AB 1142 also updates EC Section 51461(b)(1). The required assessment for students whose primary language is other than English was updated from the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) to the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC).


We received the following clarification:  
For the purposes of the State Seal of Biliteracy, only students who have not yet reclassified are consider to have a primary language that is other than English. If a student has already reclassified using the CELDT, s/he does not need to take the ELPAC. The ELPAC requirement applies only to students who have not yet reclassified during their senior year.


Based on this, the Biliteracy Seal process in Aeries will be updated so that students that are reclassified automatically meet Requirement #4.   It is development now and will ship once it passes Quality Control.  No ETA at this time.


As a work-around now, the requirement #4 can be manually changed to "Passed" for these students. 


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Kathy, do you know why a student who is IFEP (from CELDT back in 2006) would not have their Requirement#4 marked as Passed? I have students in that situation who have that requirement marked as CELDT/ELPAC Not found.  The CELDT results are in the TST table, and the IFEP date is populated in LAC, along with the LF code for IFEP in student demographics. 

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