HAMTRAMCK, MICHIGAN -- Thanks to the organizer, Piast Institute, thirty-two students participated in the STAMP4S exam for the Polish language, held November 5 and 12. They were tested for their knowledge of the English language and at least one foreign language in four categories; writing, reading, speaking, and listening.
Those who fulfill the criteria, including age requirements and scores as determined by the Michigan Department of Education, receive the state Seal of Biliteracy. Others who were not eligible for the state Seal due to their age or lower scores, but who still reached scores accepted by the Global Seal of Biliteracy, will obtain the certificate. The Department of Education of participating states issues the certificate, or it is issued by the Global Seal of Biliteracy examiners.
According to Marzanna Owinski, director of Cultural and Educational Programs at Piast, "The goals of the Seal of Biliteracy program are to encourage students to become bilingual and to honor their language skills. The Seal proves language competencies essential for future employers and when applying for colleges and universities."
For more information about the exam or Seal of Biliteracy, contact Marzanna Owinski at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 313-733-4535.
The Piast Institute is a national institute for Polish and Polish American Affairs, a research and policy center and Census Information Center. Piast Institute will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2023.