CVUSD Biliteracy Awards

Coachella Valley Unified Biliteracy Awards

Students in our CVUSD Dual Language Program who demonstrate excellence in biliteracy are recognized at the end of 6th and 8th grade with a CVUSD certificate and ribbon. Although the State Seal of Biliteracy is only awarded to seniors, CVUSD recognizes that students in the elementary and middle school Dual Language programs who meet the rigorous criteria for our Biliteracy Awards are on the pathway toward earning the State Seal of Biliteracy. 

The Avant test is used by Coachella Valley Unified School District students in Dual Language programs to measure their Spanish proficiency and progress annually. Students receive a score, referred to as a Benchmark Level, for each section of the test. These Benchmark Levels are categorized into three major levels: Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced. Each major level is further divided into three sub-levels (low, mid, high) that correspond to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. Benchmark Levels are not aligned with grade levels, but rather with language acquisition, proficiency,  and mastery. Additionally, 8th grade students take this test to determine appropriate placement in high school world language classes. High school seniors take the test to assess if they meet the Spanish proficiency requirements for the State Seal of Biliteracy.

To learn more about the Avant Benchmark Scale levels, click here

Avant Benchmark Scale

Avant Benchmark Scale

Dual Language Program Biliteracy Awards Criteria

Coachella Valley Unified School District has recently revised their Biliteracy Awards criteria to better align to the new State Seal of Biliteracy (SSB) requirements. Additionally, Dual Language teacher feedback and input was taken into account to modify this award criteria. 

6th Grade Biliteracy Award Criteria ENG
8th Grade Biliteracy Award Criteria ENG
6th Grade Biliteracy Award Criteria SPAN
8th Grade Biliteracy Award Criteria SPAN