2018 STAMP 4S Score Interpretation Guide

Interpreting the Reading and Listening Score Ranges: Level and Scaled

Benchmark Levels are grouped by major levels (Novice, Intermediate and Advanced). Within each major level are three sub-levels that are aligned to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. Scaled Scores provide additional breakdown within each sub-level.
Scaled Scores can be helpful to track incremental progress when doing pre and post testing. Note that for the Scaled Scores there is approximately +/- 10 point standard error for an individual test taker’s results. This should be kept in mind when comparing student scores or when comparing student performance to the cut scores for various proficiency levels.

ARABIC SCORE INTERPRETATION TABLE

BenchmarkGroupListeningReading
AdvancedHigh749 – 796767 – 824
Mid703 – 748711 – 766
Low657 – 702655 – 710
IntermediateHigh617 – 656618 – 654
Mid578 – 616582 – 617
Low539 – 577546 – 581
NoviceHigh482 – 538479 – 545
Mid427 – 481412 – 478
Low180 – 426167 – 411
 

CHINESE SIMPLIFIED SCORE INTERPRETATION TABLE

BenchmarkGroupListeningReading
AdvancedHigh756 – 798675 – 793
Mid713 – 755638 – 674
Low670 – 712613 – 637
IntermediateHigh633 – 669554 – 612
Mid598 – 632532 – 553
Low563 – 597510 – 531
NoviceHigh508 – 562444 – 509
Mid454 – 507422 – 443
Low216 – 453187 – 416
 

CHINESE TRADITIONAL SCORE INTERPRETATION TABLE

BenchmarkGroupListeningReading
AdvancedHigh756 – 798761 – 808
Mid714 – 755713 – 760
Low671 – 713665 – 712
IntermediateHigh633 – 670632 – 664
Mid601 – 632599 – 631
Low563 – 600566 – 598
NoviceHigh508 – 562550 – 565
Mid454 – 507460 – 549
Low216 – 453191 – 459
 

FRENCH SCORE INTERPRETATION TABLE

BenchmarkGroupListeningReading
AdvancedHigh719 – 771641 – 691
Mid668 – 718611 – 640
Low617 – 667577 – 610
IntermediateHigh598 – 616526 – 576
Mid580 – 597513 – 525
Low562 – 579502 – 512
NoviceHigh497 – 561478 – 501
Mid433 – 496470 – 477
Low222 – 432370 – 469
 

GERMAN SCORE INTERPRETATION TABLE

BenchmarkGroupListeningReading
AdvancedHigh628 – 642639 – 655
Mid596 – 627606 – 638
Low560 – 595567 – 605
IntermediateHigh546 – 559519 – 566
Mid522 – 545510 – 518
Low507 – 521499 – 509
NoviceHigh478 – 506473 – 498
Mid464 – 477463 – 472
Low372 – 463374 – 462
 

HEBREW SCORE INTERPRETATION TABLE – GRADES 2-6

BenchmarkGroupListeningReading
AdvancedHigh634 – 676640 – 681
Mid583 – 633591 – 639
Low554 – 582558 – 590
IntermediateHigh541 – 553530 – 557
Mid527 – 540518 – 529
Low514 – 526510 – 517
NoviceHigh478 – 513484 – 508
Mid464 – 477474 – 483
Low375 – 463384 – 473
 

HEBREW SCORE INTERPRETATION TABLE – GRADES 7-ADULT

BenchmarkGroupListeningReading
AdvancedHigh643 – 688652 – 690
Mid592 – 642604 – 651
Low560 – 591566 – 603
IntermediateHigh539 – 559526 – 565
Mid518 – 538517 – 525
Low506 – 517503 – 516
NoviceHigh478 – 505483 – 502
Mid459 – 477470 – 482
Low375 – 458384 – 469
 

JAPANESE SCORE INTERPRETATION TABLE

BenchmarkGroupListeningReading
AdvancedHigh756 – 782755 – 795
Mid701 – 755715 – 754
Low645 – 700675 – 714
IntermediateHigh617 – 644641 – 674
Mid591 – 616609 – 640
Low565 – 590577 – 608
NoviceHigh492 – 564492 – 576
Mid419 – 491407 – 491
Low180 – 419180 – 406
 

SPANISH SCORE INTERPRETATION TABLE

BenchmarkGroupListeningReading
AdvancedHigh737 – 777751 – 792
Mid681 – 736691 – 750
Low637 – 680647 – 690
IntermediateHigh614 – 636621 – 646
Mid591 – 613595 – 620
Low568 – 590569 – 594
NoviceHigh508 – 567502 – 568
Mid449 – 507437 – 501
Low209 – 448191 – 436
Updated August 2021
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