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San Miguel students celebrated for biliteracy


Twenty-eight students at San Miguel were honored with Biliteracy Attainment Recognition for achieving proficiency in both English and Spanish. 

To meet the English benchmark, students earned qualifying scores on NWEA exams. To measure proficiency in Spanish, students wrote informative and opinion essays, as well as formal PowerPoint presentations, which assessed students’ ability to speak, listen, read, and write in English and Spanish at levels meeting the Common Core Standards. 

Biliteracy Attainment Recognition not only honors students’ linguistic skills but also their commitment to becoming global citizens. Students who earn this recognition are on track to earn the State Seal of Biliteracy, if they continue their dual-language studies in high school.

“As a bilingual teacher and language learner myself, I’m proud to see that our students are fostering a passion and love for the Spanish language,” said Hector Gonzalez Rodas, a fifth-grade teacher in San Miguel’s Juntos program. “I believe that after this research assignment, many of our students will want to travel and learn more about their Spanish-speaking country. Lastly, although this is just an award toward biliteracy, I think it’s important to recognize their hard work in a bilingual education program. Este es el comienzo de muchas puertas que se abrirán para elles en nuestra sociedad.” 

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