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Discover researched solutions that use competency-based exams and stackable language credentials with workplace value to engage learners. Learn how language assessment and Seals of Biliteracy empower English Language Learners and students in traditional foreign language or career-specific language courses. Explore qualifying assessments and resources to provide greater equity and inclusion for speakers of diverse languages and then lay the groundwork to implement your own certification program.

Session Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how credentials increase retention and the likelihood of success for students from ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  2. Learn how to use language assessment and credentials to impact student engagement, retention, and enhance their future academic and career opportunities.
  3. Identify student groups that may qualify for language certification and create a plan to add equitable credentialing opportunities to existing programs.


  • Linda Egnatz, Global Seal of Biliteracy