• Clarence Central School District Seal of Biliteracy Program
    Culminating Portfolios

    Students compile an English and LOTE portfolio as a culminating project in order to achieve NYS’s Seal of Biliteracy. The English portfolio is composed of a research-based paper and presentation accumulated over two years of study aligned to NYS ELA Next Generation Learning Standards. The LOTE portfolio is composed of a multimodal project in either French, Latin, or Spanish aligned to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages and NYS Checkpoint C LOTE learning standards.

    English Portfolio Components and Standards:

    The English student portfolio consists of one culminating project in reading and writing, and one culminating project in reading, writing, speaking, and listening and one Seal of Biliteracy written reflection. Each applicant must successfully complete either the English 11 Regents Research Argument Paper or the Advanced Placement English Language and Composition Position Paper. Additionally, each applicant then must successfully complete either the English 12 Final Project, the Advanced Placement Literature and Composition Project, or the Syracuse University Project Advance Project. Finally, each applicant must compose and submit a SBL written reflection. 

    LOTE Portfolio Components and Standards:

    French – The student portfolio for French Biliteracy will consist of two writing samples and two speaking samples collect throughout the course of the year.  It will contain one student sample of each of the following areas: interpersonal writing, presentation writing, interpersonal speaking, and presentational speaking. The four tasks will be administered in class in an exam setting. 

    Latin – The student project for Latin Biliteracy consists of six student samples of interpretive and presentational forms communication. Please see below for details and rubrics.

    Spanish – The student project for Spanish Biliteracy consists of two writing samples and two speaking samples collected through the course of the year. It will contain one student sample in each of the following areas: interpersonal writing, presentational writing, interpersonal speaking, presentational speaking.