Tech News Summary:
- Twelve students from Whittier Tech have received the Massachusetts State Seal of Biliteracy’s Biliteracy Award, recognizing their proficiency in English and another language by the time they graduate from high school.
- The Language Proficiency Performance Assessment test administered by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages was used to determine which students received this distinction.
- The Seal of Biliteracy promotes excellence in world language study, respect for human differences by exposing students to other cultures and perspectives, equity by honoring diverse literacy abilities of community members, and provides evidence of biliteracy skills to future employers and college admissions officers.
Whittier Tech Students Achieve Biliteracy Award: Celebrating Language Mastery and Cultural Diversity in the Local Community
Whittier Technical High School in Haverhill, Massachusetts, is proud to announce that multiple students have achieved the prestigious Biliteracy Award, a recognition of their language mastery in English and Spanish.
The awards, which were sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, were presented to these accomplished students in May in recognition of their superior language achievement. To qualify for this award, the students were required to demonstrate proficiency in both languages, including oral and written communication skills.
Biliteracy awards recipients are an exceptional group of students who have distinguished themselves by mastering not only the English language but also another language and the culture that goes with it. These students have shown a dedication to their work in the classroom and a passion for learning about the Spanish language and culture.
Whittier Tech is proud of the effort these students put forth in achieving this accomplishment and looks forward to celebrating their success with them. The recognition of their language mastery and cultural diversity demonstrates an important aspect of life in the local community: the importance of cultural exchange in a rapidly changing, globalized world.
“We are proud of our students and their outstanding achievement in languages,” said John Creedon, Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Whittier Tech. “Their skills give them an edge in today’s global economy. Their ability to communicate in two languages will open up new opportunities and give them a greater appreciation of other cultures. We are proud to have students who achieve these impressive awards.”
Whittier Tech is committed to providing students with opportunities to become bilingual and biliterate, as the study of languages is an essential part of understanding and experiencing different cultures. Congratulations to the students who achieved this impressive Biliteracy Award and continued success in their future endeavors!