Get the SEAL to qualify for
the Seal of Biliteracy


With SEAL students can qualify to receive the Seal of Biliteracy from participating states

Teachers can help students achieve higher levels of proficiency

Every student receives a proficiency level. No student fails

With SEAL, not only can students achieve the Seal of Biliteracy, but their Spanish proficiency level will be recognized internationally.

SEAL is offered in +300 NSE and SIELE Authorized Examination Centers in the U.S. and is recognized by the world’s most prestigious universities and institutions.


How does a student obtain the SEAL?

The SEAL exam measures interpretive, presentational and interpersonal communication skills in Spanish.


Get to know the Institutions

The sponsoring organizations of the SEAL Examination are the AATSP (the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese) and SIELE.

The National Spanish Examinations (NSE) is a program of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).

AATSP promotes the study and teaching of the Spanish and Portuguese languages and their corresponding Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian, and other related literatures and cultures at all levels of education.

The NSE exams are online standardized assessment tools for Grades 6-12, given voluntarily by about 4000 teachers throughout the United States to measure performance and achievement of students who are studying Spanish as a second language. Each year more than 160,000 students register for the National Spanish Examinations.

SIELE Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española is the most comprehensive, versatile and prestigious online system for assessing and certifying Spanish language proficiency for students and professionals.

SIELE is created by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, the Instituto Cervantes, the Universidad de Salamanca and the Universidad de Buenos Aires. It’s offered in 700+ SIELE Authorized Examination Centers in 70+ countries and is recognized by the world’s most prestigious universities and institutions.

Ready for the SEAL?

Spanish teachers and students can access special resources to get the best SEAL scores.

The SEAL prep site for teachers

Contains a comprehensive overview and an online course to help their students devise strategies for acing the test.


The SEAL Objective online course

Offers students an insider’s view of the exam format and types of questions asked.


Available October 1st 2018

To offer the SEAL exam please register here

Do you want to become
an Authorized Examination Center?


Students can register for the SEAL exam at