Georgia Seal of Biliteracy

Georgia Seal of Biliteracy

High School Students can get their Georgia Seal of Biliteracy at the time of their graduation by taking Tamil Proficiency Test

Georgia Seal of Biliteracy:

A Seal of Biliteracy is usually issued to demonstrate the student’s level of learning in both the second language and English. The seal is awarded to students receiving a high school diploma who have demonstrated Intermediate High proficiency in World language assessments and met the English language arts requirements for graduation. The seal is to encourage students to study world languages and embrace their native and heritage languages. The seal serves as an additional tool for colleges and universities to recognize applicants’ language abilities for admission and placement.


Meet high school graduation requirements at your school and demonstrate Intermediate High or above proficiency in the Tamil language. To be awarded the seal, students need to pass the Tamil proficiency test in the areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing with an assessment of Intermediate High or higher proficiency.


High school students in their twelth grade can take their Tamil Proficiency Test through the testing agency approved by the Georgia Department of Education. By getting Intermediate High or above in the Tamil Language Proficiency Assessment in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Tamil will meet the foreign language proficiency. The testing agency will send your score to GADOE and your school’s World language Chair. If you qualify to get the Georgia Seal of Biliteracy, your school’s World language Chair will submit the request for the Seal of Biliteracy in GADOE. You will get your Georgia Seal of Biliteracy at the time of your High School Graduation.

The agencies approved by GADOE for Tamil Language Proficiency Assessment are

  • ALTA Language Testing.
  • Language Testing International
  • AJA Language Proficiency Assessment
  • Avant