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Welcome Minnesota Bilingual Seals Assessment Administrators!

(This landing page contains information for the 2023-24 school year) 


We are excited to partner with the Minnesota Department of Education to deliver the Minnesota Bilingual Seals Assessments. This webpage is dedicated to providing district contacts with everything they need to know regarding the Minnesota Bilingual Seals Assessments. 

  • Training Video for 2023-24 School Year
  • Minnesota Bilingual Seals Assessments + Extempore Assessment Request Form 
  • The Test of Assurance Security Form
  • Student Handbooks & Administrator
  • Practice for Minnesota Bilingual Seals Assessment

Available Languages

For the 2023/2024 school year, Extempore & MDE will be offering assessments for the languages listed below.

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Click here to read more about the grant that is funding the Minnesota Bilingual Seal tests through 2025


MDE & Extempore will not offer any training webinars this year. Please watch the training video below and also view the training slides to get all of the information you need for your test. If you have questions after viewing these documents, feel free to contact the Extempore support team.


Please watch The Training Video Below

(updated 01/05/2024)

Click to View Training Slides


Need A Seals Test For Your School/District? 

Step 1: Sign the Assurance of Test Security Form

Assurance of Test Security Form

Please make sure to sign the Test of Assurance Security Form once you request a test, Extempore will not provide any test information until the form has been signed. 

Step 2: Fill the below request form

Request a Custom Test

Please submit requests a minimum of one week in advance of when you plan to administer the test(s).


Step 3 (optional): Request Practice Tests

Request a Practice Test

Amharic, Hmong, Somali & Vietnamese practice listening & reading on Extempore (12 multiple choice questions), and speaking & writing on Avant Assessment.

Karen & Oromo practice listening & reading (12 multiple choice questions) and speaking & writing on Extempore (3 prompts).

Your teachers work with students to provide feedback.


Handbooks - Download below for a detailed overview!


Administrator Handbook       Student Handbook


What is Extempore?

Extempore is an online platform designed to support practice and assessment in any subject, at all levels of proficiency, in a way that is convenient for the teacher and the student. Creating more reading, listening, writing, and speaking opportunities, to help reach the goal for your students to communicate effectively in a diverse society. 


Have Questions about Extempore? Want to Get in Touch?

Click here or use the form below to book a time! If you do not see a time that works best for you, please email Lisa Parra Staves at


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