"We have used the Avant STAMP for several years to test the Chinese proficiency levels of students applying to the Hopkins-Nanjing Center. Avant STAMP is a rigorous and accurate test that is easy to administer. It measures the real-world Chinese proficiency skills that we need to evaluate. I would encourage any international exchange program to consider using Avant STAMP in their programs to measure student language growth, evaluate program effectiveness or for program admission."
Director, Hopkins-Nanjing Center Washington Office and Associate Director, SAIS China
Avant STAMP 4S Proficiency Assessments
Grades 7 through University
The Avant STAMP (STAndards-based Measurement of Proficiency) 4S assessment measures proficiency in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking in nine languages with content appropriate for middle school through university students.
Avant STAMP 4S assessments are web-based and computer-adaptive, with real-world questions that test level-appropriate topics and content that engages students. Avant STAMP 4S was originally developed by the Center for Applied Second Language Studies at the University of Oregon, a national foreign language resource center. These assessments have been validated by field testing and expert panels.
Detailed reporting demonstrates student growth and program effectiveness, and highlights areas for further instruction, professional development and curriculum changes.
Avant STAMP 4S scores are reported by learner, class, school and district/institution, at proficiency benchmarks aligned to ACTFL levels Novice through Advanced. Reading and Listening scores are available immediately, and Writing and Speaking are scored externally by certified raters and typically made available within 3-7 business days. Educators have access to students' writing and speaking responses to better understand the performance behind the data. Reports are downloadable for flexible analysis.
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