- Avant STAMP is a nationally recognized web-based test that assesses language proficiency.
- Test results inform test takers and educators about learning progress and program effectiveness.
- The test has one Reading section.
- The Reading test is computer-scored and computer-adaptive (meaning that questions are selected based on previous responses, becoming easier or more difficult as needed to determine proficiency level).
- Avant STAMP was originally developed by the Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS), a National Foreign Language Resource Center at the University of Oregon and funded by the US Department of Education. It was later adapted and is delivered by Avant Assessment.
- Avant STAMP for Latin was designed in partnership with Latin language teachers and education experts.
- Tests are taken in a proctored environment with no outside resources allowed.
The Individual Report displays the score (benchmark level) that the test taker attained along with a Composite Score.
Below the heading is an inverted pyramid that displays the score in a graphic format. The filled area depicts the level attained.
The area to the right of the inverted pyramid describes the characteristics associated with the Reading skill and level category (Novice, Intermediate, Advanced). If a test section was not completed, this area of the report will show the test taker status for this section (Section Not Started or Section In Progress).
The area to the far right contains Power Up Suggestions that the test taker can work on to attain higher level scores.
Understanding the Scores
To understand more about the Individual Report scores, see the Benchmark and Rubric Guide. The rubric outlines in detail what expectations are placed upon the test takers for performance at any given level. For more information about a specific test taker’s scores, contact the organization that administered the test.