STAMP 4Se Reporting Guide

Using the Proctor/Results Login

The Avant STAMP 4Se Proctor/Results Login can be used to:

  • Access test taker results

    • View information (both summary and detail)

    • Create reports

    • Create download files

  • Monitor testing progress

    • Use the screen to track test takers’ progress through the test

    • Determine how test taker’s Login Name was entered

  • Determine when rating is complete

    • Reading and Listening scores are available when the test taker completes the section

    • Writing and Speaking scores are typically available from 7 to 10  business days after test completion

  • Determine test count

    • Use Test Taker Data download to see the detail that makes up the test count and reconcile to billing or order quantity

Accessing Test Results

  1. Go to https://app.avantassessment.com/login

  2. Enter the Proctor/Results Test Code and click LOG IN

  3. Enter the Proctor/Results Password and click LOG IN

Three variations of results logins are available, with different access levels for each:

  • District/Organization – allows access to Avant STAMP 4Se testing results for all testing groups within the organization (usually school district or university)

  • School/Sub-Organization – allows access to Avant STAMP 4Se testing results for all testing groups within the sub-organization (usually school or university department)

  • Class/Testing Group – allows access to Avant STAMP 4Se testing results for all test takers associated with a specific testing group

If you are using a district/organization or school/sub-organization viewing code, use the School/Location List to drill down to the desired class/testing group. To request school/district login contact Avant Client Support.

The resulting screen will display Level Keys, a Date Filter selector, Language Summary Charts and either a Test Results list or a list of class/testing groups that you can select to drill into to access the Test Results list.

Date Filter

The Date Filter defaults to showing test results from the last 6 months. To select a different date, type the date or click on the calendar, then, click APPLY. There are also presets that can be selected to show the Last 3 Months, Last 6 Months, and Last Year of testing. The Date Filter can also specify searching by Start Date or by Recent Activity.

Test Status Explanations

The test taker has not started this section of the test. If all sections are marked NS the test taker has completed only the Profile.

The test taker has started, but not completed, this section of the test. For the Writing and Speaking sections, click the IP to see how many responses have been submitted.

This section of the test is complete, but rating is not complete for one or more responses. Click the SP to see how many responses have been rated.

Writing or Speaking sections will have status NR (Not Ratable) if a rater is not able to rate any of the responses in the section. Not Ratable responses are generally due to technology challenges and are flagged as such in the report. Other situations, for example, if the testing environment is too noisy for the rater to hear the test taker response OR the test taker has whispered their response to the point it cannot be rated, an NR score will be given for that response.

Technology Issues

SPEAKING: No audio, buzzing, static/noises or low audio volume that prevents an accurate score. These are clear cases of technology hindering the ability to complete the task.

WRITING: Test taker indicates that no keyboard was set up for character-based languages or had other typing/input issues.

Other​

SPEAKING: Test taker is speaking, however, there are loud background noises like disruptive test takers near the test taker, fire alarms, teachers giving instructions/directions in the background or test taker is whispering preventing the raters from being able to adequately hear the complete response.

SPEAKING/WRITING: Test taker describes the picture or reads/translates the prompt or responds using dialect.

The NR status for Writing or Speaking sections does not count against the test taker in the composite score. Writing and Speaking sections with NR status can be reset at no charge. Resets must be requested within fourteen (14) business days of the assessment end date.  Please refer to Avant’s Test Retake and Reset Policy.

As the STAMP test is increasingly used for higher stakes purposes like awarding either credit or the Seal of Biliteracy, Avant has also increased the rigor of our rating process. The purpose of the zero score is simply to act as a flag that a potential test taker agreement violation has been identified in the response.

Our raters are trained to identify responses that may include some of the following behaviors in test taker responses:

  • Using ANY outside resources (translation support).
  • Writing out your Speaking response and reading it (flagged for poor pronunciation of very common words and/or a reading cadence rather than fluent or natural flow).
  • Any action or evidence that the test taker may have received assistance or support in completing any portion of the task.

All the above instances will be flagged with zero score. Once these flags are observed in the report by the teacher or administrator, they should review each instance to see what the test taker submitted and if there are further questions, then reach out to Avant to discuss these. If the teacher/proctor can share with us the conditions of the testing environment and verify that the test takers did not use outside resources, including paper to write out their spoken response, we can review those responses.

By doing this, we can better support the validity of the test as it is used for higher stakes purposes. Our intention is to better partner with teachers/proctors and administrators on providing a secure testing environment and accurate scores.

Level zero (0) scores for Writing and Speaking responses will count toward the section score and will lower the overall composite score. A test taker can retake the entire assessment after 90 days of starting the original test. Please refer to Avant’s Test Retake and Reset Policy.

Writing or Speaking responses will receive a zero (0) score for one of the following reasons which will be displayed on the report:

Test Agreement Violation

  • Using ANY outside resources (translation support).
  • Writing out your Speaking response and reading it (flagged for poor pronunciation of very common words and/or a reading cadence rather than fluent or natural flow).
  • Any action or evidence that the test taker may have received assistance or support in completing any portion of the task.

Please refer to the test taker agreement items found here.

Non-Target Language

Response is given entirely in a language other than the target/test language.

No Attempt to Respond / Only ONE Target Language Word

WRITING: No response given.

SPEAKING/WRITING:  Speaking response submitted with only background noise (no response), or ONLY ONE target language word. Test taker responds with “I DON’T KNOW” or similar response in English or testing language.

Off Topic

Response fails to address ANY portion of the prompt or task.

Gibberish

Language provided makes no sense to even sympathetic reader/listener.

Violent Language

Any language that is threatening, menacing or violent towards ANY participant in the narrative or to the reader.

Profane Language

Any language that is vulgar, offensive, profane, or disrespectful towards ANY participant in the narrative or to the reader.

Level Keys

Scoring is done using Benchmark Levels 1-6+ for Reading and Listening and Benchmark Levels 1-7 for Writing and Speaking. The levels are associated with Benchmark Categories of Novice, Intermediate and Advanced as shown in the Level Keys below. This Benchmark Scale aligns to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines as shown below. For more information about these levels please refer to our STAMP Benchmark & Rubric Guide.

Level-Key-STAMP-4Se

Summary Charts

TESTING GROUP AVERAGES

The number in the graph for a specific skill represents all test taker scores divided by the number of test takers with a score for the specific skill. The number in the graph for the Composite Score represents all test taker’s Composite Scores added together and divided by the total number of test takers.

DISTRIBUTION OF TEST TAKERS ACROSS LEVELS

The bar graphs show what percentage of test takers are scoring at each specific level for each skill of the test: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

Test Lists

The Test Instances list shows test login/profile information as well as results and status information for each test taker. These lists will start to show test takers and data as soon as the test taker creates a new test and completes the profile screen.

The column headers are interactive and can be clicked on to sort the data in the list.

STAMP-4S-List

RESULTS

Reading and Listening scores are available as soon as test takers complete those sections (refresh the page for updates).

Writing and Speaking scores are typically available from 7 to 10  business days after test completion. Scores may be available sooner, so check the test results screen periodically to determine the rating progress. Click on any score to see additional details or to access Writing and Speaking responses. During busy testing times (March-June), scoring may take longer. Please plan accordingly.

 

COMPOSITE SCORE

Composite Scores are available when all test sections have been completed and rated and represent all test taker’s scores added together and divided by the total number of sections tested.

HIGH (H) AND LOW (L) INDICATORS FOR INDIVIDUAL RESPONSES

High (H) and Low (L) indicators for individual responses are included in the sidebar of the report. This assists testing coordinators and teachers in better understanding the range of responses that can occur in each sub-level for an individual test taker. These indicators serve a similar purpose as the Scaled Scores for Reading and Listening and can be used for research and review purposes.


DATES AND TIMES

All times will display in your local time, which is based off your systems clock. The Length column displays the total time elapsed between every completed skill’s start and finish time.

Accessing Writing and Speaking Responses

You’re able to see the written responses and listen to recorded audio responses that test takers submit. For the Writing and Speaking sections, click on the section score to bring up the section details. Click on Response 1, Response 2 or Response 3 to access the test taker’s actual response for each specific task. This can also be helpful for understanding why responses were rated Not Ratable.

Individual Reports

Individual Reports show the Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking levels along with a Composite Score attained on the Avant STAMP 4Se test for each test taker. Each test taker’s report has a scoring graphic for each section of the test. This inverted pyramid has a filled area that depicts the level attained. The level is also shown above for each section of the test. The text to the right of scores provides clear, direct language what test takers at each level are generally able to do and provides Power Up suggestions to help test takers attain higher levels.

  • Click on the report icon to access the Individual Report for a specific test taker

  • To create reports for multiple or all test takers on the list, check the box to the left of the test takers you wish to generate reports for, and then click on the Printer icon, then click on Individual Reports and then click on either All or Selected. For best results, wait until all testing and rating is complete

  • To print the report, click on the print button

  • You can create a PDF version of the report if your printer selection includes a PDF writer

  • If desired, the Individual Report can be distributed to test takers or parents, along with the Interpreting Results for Test Taker/Parents Guide.

Test Taker Data Download

The Test Taker Data download feature creates an Excel (.csv) file that includes test taker test results along with the profile information and other test-taking data. From the spreadsheet you can create a customized report with just the fields you want, and sort it as needed.

To create the download file:

  1. Click the download button and allow a few moments for the download to load and click on Test Taker Data when the link appears

  2. Follow the instructions on your screen, which may vary depending on your computer setup

Information in the Test Taker Data file falls into three groups:

  • Test Taker Login and Profile Information

    • Test Code, Login Name, First Name, Last Name, Grade, Test Taker ID, Language at Home, Parents/Grandparents, Frequency Spoken, Years Studied, Lived/Studied Abroad & Length of Time

  • Testing Group Information

    • Test Code, State, District, School, Testing Group Name & Language

  • Test Results/Test Status

    • Reading Score, Reading Scaled Score, Reading Length of Time, Writing Score, Writing Length of Time, Listening Score, Listening Scaled Score, Listening Length of Time, Speaking Score, Speaking Length of Time, Test Status, Composite Score, Start Time, Test Length & Finish Time

Retakes and Resets

Under certain circumstances, retesting and resetting portions of the test may be permitted. Please refer to our Request a Retake page for more information on our policy and how to make the request.

Updated July 2022

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