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STAMP 4Se is a web-based test that checks to see how well you are learning a second language. This adaptive assessment allows you to demonstrate how well you can read, write, listen, and speak the second language you are learning.

Before the Assessment

Get Ready for STAMP 4Se

  • Take a Sample Test. Your teacher will show you how.

  • Practice speaking and writing to your friends using the language that you are learning.

The Rules

  • No paper, pens, pencils, or cell phones are allowed during testing.

  • No other computer applications can be used during testing.

  • No help from friends is allowed.

Taking the Assessment

  • Your teacher or test administrator will help you get logged in.

  • After logging in, there is a screen that lets you check to make sure you can listen to and record messages.

  • You will then see a screen with a picture of four animals – one for each section of the test. Your teacher will tell you which animal to click on to choose a section.

  • The test will also give you instructions that you listen to on the headphones. Listen carefully!

  • After the last question in each section of the test, a message tells you that you are done with the section. Click the button to select another section, then click the animal the teacher tells you to.

  • At the end of the test, you will see a message confirming that you have completed all sections of the test.

How many questions are there? How long will it take?

  • 24 multiple-choice questions.

  • Takes 25-35 minutes.


  • 1 Sample and 2 test prompts.

  • You will have up to 3000 characters (450-700 words) for each Writing response.

  • Takes about 15 minutes.

  • Write in the language you are learning. Follow your teacher’s instructions on how to do this.

  • Write as much as you can about the question.

  • Click the NEXT arrow when finished writing.


  • 24 multiple-choice questions.

  • Takes 25-30 minutes.


  • 1 Sample and 2 test prompts.

  • You will have four (4) minutes of recording time for each Speaking response. 

  • Takes about 15 minutes.

  • Speak in the language you are learning.

  • Say as much as you can about the task and include as many details as possible.

  • Playback your recordings.

  • Click the NEXT arrow when you are satisfied with your recording. Ask your teacher for help if recording levels need to be adjusted.


  • If you have any problems with the test, let your teacher know immediately.

  • You can stop the test at any time. If you stop the test and need to start again, you will need to remember exactly how you entered your name.

Updated February 2023

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