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Illustrate 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.

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Measure Growth

By delivering accurate data on students’ real-world language proficiency levels, Avant STAMP facilitates progress monitoring through measurement of individual, group and program growth.

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Seal of Biliteracy

Over 30 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.


STAMP 4Se Languages

Grades K-6

Arabic

Cantonese

English

French

German

Hebrew

Japanese

Korean

Mandarin (Simplified & Traditional)

Portuguese (Coming Soon)

Russian

Spanish

 

STAMP 4S Languages

Grades 7-Adult

Arabic

English

French

German

Hebrew

Hindi

Italian

Japanese

Korean

Mandarin (Simplified & Traditional)

Polish

Portuguese (Coming Soon)

Russian

Spanish


Features

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Aligned with 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. Our tests are based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.

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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.

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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.

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Cross-device solutions

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.


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Seal of Biliteracy

An increasing number of districts have chosen Avant STAMP 4S and 4Se 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.


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.

Pricing & Ordering

Interested in ordering Avant STAMP or seeing a price quote? One of our account representatives will be happy to work with you to understand your needs and assure your testing is successful!


“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, Manager of World Languages, WA Public Schools

About STAMP

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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 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 K-6 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.

The Avant STAMP 4Se Language Proficiency test (Grades K-6) is offered in Arabic, Cantonese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Simplified & Traditional), Portuguese (Coming Soon), Russian, & Spanish.

The Avant STAMP 4S Language Proficiency test (Grades 7-Adult) is offered in Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Simplified & Traditional), Polish, Portuguese (Coming Soon), Russian, & Spanish.

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