Participate in the Seal of Biliteracy National Testing Window
DRC is proud to announce the Seal of Biliteracy National Testing Window available to districts who are implementing the Seal of Biliteracy as well as Pathway Awards. Districts will be able to use LAS Links Online Espanol B to assess students’ Spanish language proficiency. The testing window will be from February 1 – March 25th 2022. Participating districts will receive a discounted price. Click here to view the National Testing Window Order Form.
Districts who offer the Seal of Biliteracy and Pathway Awards are eligible to participate in the Seal of Biliteracy National Testing Window. Districts must submit an order by December 15, 2021 using the order form. Districts will assess students during the national testing window scheduled for February 1-March 25, 2022. DRC will provide scoring services and districts will receive an on-demand report for each assessed student. DRC will be holding a series of webinars to assist participating districts in the on-boarding process.
The Seal of Biliteracy National Testing Window provides districts with key benefits:
- Provides a valid and reliable research-based assessment of Spanish proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and comprehension
- Assess students entirely online using DRC’s INSIGHT platform
- Increase efficiency with online format by eliminating one-to-one testing
- Electronically capture speaking and written responses
- LAS Links Espanol is aligned to ACTFL Standards (Link to LAS Links Alignment ACTFL)
Receive results in time for graduation!
- Eligibility for student recognition on DRC’s web page
- See how LAS Links aligns to ACTFL standards
Click here to place your order for the Seal of Biliteracy Testing Window
Utilize LAS Links Español as a standardized assessment instrument to show evidence of fluency in Spanish.
LAS Links® is a language proficiency assessment approved in many states’ and districts’ as a tool for awarding the Seal of Biliteracy and Pathway Awards. Specifically, LAS Links Español provides evidence of Spanish language proficiency for both native and non-native speakers of Spanish in all four language domains (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). LAS Links also offers English language proficiency assessments, which can be used to measure whether English learners meet state- or district-specific criteria for earning Pathway Awards and the Seal of Biliteracy.
Click here to learn more about how LAS Links supports the Seal of Biliteracy and Pathway Awards.
Seal of Biliteracy and Pathway Awards
LAS Links Customer Success
Santa Fe South High School (Oklahoma City, OK)
Data Recognition Corporation piloted LAS Links Español in the summer of 2018 at Santa Fe South High School. Twenty-six of the students who participated in the pilot program were awarded the Seal of Biliteracy. One of those students shifted between American and Mexican cultures. Her first language was Spanish, and they didn’t let her speak it in school, so she had to learn English. She realized that obtaining the Seal of Biliteracy and becoming bilingual could provide new educational and career opportunities. Watch a news story to learn more about her path towards bilingualism here.