33-524. biliteracy diploma. (1) For purposes of this section, "world language" means a language other than English.
(2) A public school student who successfully completes all graduation requirements established by the state board of education may receive a high school diploma bearing a state seal of biliteracy if the student:
(a) Demonstrates proficiency in English according to an assessment or other method designated by the state board of education; and
(b) Demonstrates proficiency in at least one (1) world language by:
(i) Passing a foreign language advanced placement examination with a score of three (3) or higher;
(ii) Passing an international baccalaureate examination with a score of four (4) or higher;
(iii) Demonstrating intermediate mid level proficiency or higher in the world language based on the American council on the teaching of foreign languages (ACTFL) proficiency guidelines, using assessments approved by the state board of education;
(iv) Qualifying for four (4) competency-based credits by demonstrating proficiency in the world language at the intermediate mid level or higher based on the ACTFL proficiency guidelines, according to the school district’s or public charter school’s policy and procedure for competency-based credits for world languages; or
(v) Demonstrating proficiency in speaking, writing, and reading the world language through other national or international assessments approved by the state board of education at a level comparable to the intermediate mid level or higher in the ACTFL proficiency guidelines.
(3) This section does not require a student to complete more than the total credits required to graduate as determined by the state board of education.
(4) Each school district and public charter school may create a diploma indicating that a student has earned the state seal of biliteracy for students who meet the requirements of this section.
(5) The state board of education shall promulgate rules necessary to implement the provisions of this section.
[33-524, added 2020, ch. 89, sec. 1, p. 240.]