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How to Access the State Seal of Biliteracy Insignia in WBMS

How to obtain the insignia.

  1. The Department only provides the electronic insignia. It is the district's decision as to how to affix the insignia to the students' records, so long it conforms to the Department's guidance — A school district that awards the State Seal of Biliteracy must affix the unaltered state insignia on the diploma or the transcript, or both, of students who meet the requirements listed in this document. The full guidance is available on the Massachusetts Seal of Biliteracy website.

  2. To download the Seal, follow the steps outlined below.

    1. The insignias are available for download on the WBMS Security Portal. Your district data administrator can grant you access to that, if you don't already have access.
    2. Click on PQA Web Monitoring (you might have to click to expand your Applications list to see that option).
    3. Click on Look Act,
    4. Click on Seal of Biliteracy. Once there, you should find the link for the insignias.

Last Updated: May 26, 2020

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