Avant STAMP

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

STAMP for ASL: Grade 7 through Adult

STAMP for Latin: Grade 7 through Adult

About Avant STAMP

in Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking

The Avant STAMP™ (STAndards-based Measurement of Proficiency) language test was created at the University of Oregon. Its purpose is to improve language-learning outcomes, support excellence in language programs, and enable language-learner credentialing. 

Education

Avant STAMP™ enables educators to be effective in improving proficiency outcomes and empowers administrators to make better-informed decisions about curriculum and teacher training. Avant STAMP delivers accurate data on 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 of student growth, to qualify for the state or Global Seal of Biliteracy, and to award competency-based credits. Avant STAMP™ engages test takers with real-world content. Authentic texts and audio are leveled according to the topics commonly taught at each level of instruction. Age-appropriate content for students in grades 6 and below is used in Avant STAMP 4Se. 

Professionals

Avant STAMP is used around the world to verify language skills. Avant STAMP enables hiring managers and administrators of business and other organizations use Avant STAMP with current and prospective employees.

 

Avant STAMP’s computer-adaptive test design adjusts to a test taker’s level. As such, they are challenged, but not overwhelmed. And, because Avant STAMP is an adaptive test, it liberates test takers to show what they can do with the language – all the way up to Advanced level!

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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.

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     MEASURE GROWTH

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

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  SEAL OF BILITERACY

Hundreds of districts have chosen Avant STAMP 4S and Avant STAMP WS to qualify students for the Seal of Biliteracy. Avant STAMP 4Se puts younger students on the path to earning the Seal.

STAMP 4Se

Grade 6 & Below (Age 12 & below)

Arabic
Armenian – WS
Cantonese
English
French
German
Hawaiian (‘Ōlelo Hawai’i) – WS
Hebrew
Japanese
Korean
Mandarin (Simplified & Traditional)
Portuguese (Brazilian)
Russian
Spanish
Ukrainian – WS
Yup’ik

STAMP 4S

Grade 7 – Adult (Age 13 & above)

Arabic
English
French
German
Hebrew
Hindi
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Mandarin (Simplified & Traditional)
Polish
Portuguese (Brazilian)
Russian
Spanish
Spanish Monolingual

STAMP 3S

Grade 7 – Adult (Age 13 & above)

Swahili
Yoruba

STAMP WS (formerly WorldSpeak)

Grade 7 – Adult (Age 13 & above)

Amharic 
Armenian
Cabo Verdean
Chin (Hakha)
Chuukese
Czech
Filipino (Tagalog)
Haitian Creole
Hawaiian (‘Ōlelo Hawai’i)
Hmong
Ilocano
Kannada
Marathi
Marshallese
Samoan
Somali Maay Maay
Somali Maxaa
Tamil
Telugu
Turkish
Ukrainian
Urdu
Vietnamese
Yup’ik
Zomi

STAMP for ASL

Grade 7 – Adult (Age 13 & above)

STAMP for Latin

Grade 7 – Adult (Age 13 & above)

Avant 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.

STAMP for ASL: American Sign Language learners will be evaluated first on the Receptive skill. The Expressive skill is coming soon. This computer-adaptive Sign Language test is conducted entirely online.

STAMP for Latin: Avant STAMP for Latin is a Latin proficiency test evaluating the Reading skill. This is a computer-adaptive Latin reading assessment that uses Classical Latin texts.

Features

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ALIGNED TO THE ACTFL PROFICIENCY GUIDELINES

Avant’s assessments utilize actual authentic 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.

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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.

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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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.

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)

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