Language Proficiency Test in Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking
STAMP 4Se: Grade 6 & below
STAMP 4S: Grade 7 through Adult
STAMP 3S: Grade 7 through Adult
STAMP WS: Grade 7 through Adult
GAUGE PROGRAM QUALITY
Avant STAMP™ provides constructive analysis and data for program development, enabling educators to improve language learning outcomes and make more informed decisions on curriculum and training.
By delivering accurate data on students’ real-world language proficiency levels, Avant STAMP™ facilitates progress monitoring through measurement of individual, group and program growth.
SEAL OF BILITERACY
Over 40 states have approved STAMP™ to qualify for their state Seals. Hundreds of districts have chosen Avant STAMP™ 4S to qualify students for the Seal of Biliteracy and use STAMP™ 4Se to put younger students on the path to earning the Seal.
GRADE 6 & BELOW
GRADE 7 – ADULT
STAMP WS(formerly WorldSpeak)
GRADE 7 – ADULT
GRADE 7 – ADULT
Cabo Verdean (Coming soon!)
Hawaiian (‘Ōlelo Hawai’i)
Somali Maay Maay
Avant’s STAMP assessments vary by skills assessed and the age/ school grade level:
STAMP 4Se: Four-skill (Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking) with content and functionality designed for elementary school learners ages six through 12.
STAMP 4S: Four-skill (Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking) with content and functionality designed for learners ages 13 through adult.
STAMP 3S: Three-skill (Reading, Writing, and Speaking) with content and functionality designed for learners ages 13 through adult.
STAMP WS: Writing and Speaking skills with content and functionality designed for learners ages 13 through adult. The STAMP WS language proficiency assessments qualify for the Functional and Working Fluency Global Seal of Biliteracy credentials. Please check State Seal of Biliteracy websites for each state’s approved assessments.
ALIGNED TO THE ACTFL PROFICIENCY GUIDELINES
Avant’s assessments utilize actual cultural texts and audio you would encounter in the real world such as articles, advertisements, and news. All Avant proficiency tests are aligned to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.
ONLINE, COMPUTER ADAPTIVE ASSESSMENT
Adaptive tests eliminate questions that are too easy or too difficult for each test
taker allowing them to reach their highest level of proficiency. All Avant assessments are developed by professional target language and assessment experts.
FAST AND EASILY ACCESSIBLE RESULTS
Avant STAMP™ Reading and Listening results are available online immediately, and the Writing and Speaking responses are scored by certified raters in 5-7 business days. Test results are never deleted so that programs can conduct detailed longitudinal analysis.
All of Avant’s testing products are compatible with most browsers and devices, including iPads (iOS version 12+) and Chromebooks, to give you more flexibility when testing.
Hear from Avant’s Regional Account Managers Roger Burt and Bonnie Peterson about how they used the data from the Avant STAMP Assessment at Clearfield High School and Davis School District to improve their students’ outcomes and their school’s programs.
in Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking
The Avant STAMP™ (STAndards-based Measurement of Proficiency) language test was created at the University of Oregon to improve language-learning outcomes and support excellence in language programs. STAMP™ enables teachers to be effective in improving proficiency outcomes, and empowers administrators to make better informed decisions about curriculum and teacher training by delivering accurate data on students’ proficiency levels. Leading language programs use Avant STAMP™ data to refocus their curricula and introduce professional development to hone their teachers’ ability to deliver improved proficiency outcomes. Others are using it as a measure for student growth, to qualify for the state or Global Seal of Biliteracy, and to award Competency-Based Credits. Avant STAMP™ engages students with real-world content that is leveled according to the topics commonly taught at each level of instruction including age appropriate content for students in grades 6 and below with STAMP™ 4Se. STAMP’s adaptive test design adjusts to a student’s level so they are challenged, but not overwhelmed. And because STAMP™ is an adaptive test, it liberates students to show what they can do with the language – all the way up to the top of the Advanced level.
User Guide Resources
Already testing with Avant STAMP™? Avant offers all the materials necessary to ensure your testing goes as smoothly as possible, from setting up the technology to viewing your reports.
Seal of Biliteracy
An increasing number of districts have chosen Avant STAMP™ 4S as their preferred test to qualify students for the state and Global Seal of Biliteracy programs.
The Avant STAMP™ 4S is the most widely accepted language proficiency test to qualify students for the Seal of Biliteracy.
“The way the Avant STAMP reports collected data and individual scores helps inform teacher practice. The ability to implement STAMP at different times during the school year allowed students to see their growth which was motivating for them.”
— Ryan Theodoriches, Social Studies and World Languages Specialist, Evergreen Public Schools (WA)