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Successful delivery of an Avant STAMP Pro assessment typically involves people in the following roles:

Testing Coordinator

The Testing Coordinator serves as the primary point of contact and overall coordinator for Avant STAMP Pro testing. Responsibilities include:

  • Work with Avant representatives to outline your testing groups and testing windows

  • Distribute Test Codes and Passwords to other coordinators/proctors

  • Determine how your organization will use the Login Name field (a required field on the Login Page) and provide instruction to Proctors.

    • Login Name refers to an identifier to be used by your organization. Every test taker must have a unique Login Name. The test taker will need to remember their Login Name to resume an “IN PROGRESS” test.

  • Be familiar with the available Avant STAMP user guides including the Avant Assessment Technology Guide

  • Ensure readiness by working with a Technology Representative

  • Check with your Technology Representative to determine if sufficient bandwidth is available for the size of your testing groups

  • Let the Technology Representative know which, if any, character-based languages and keyboard styles need to be activated on the computers that will be used for the Writing section of the test

  • Determine your testing schedule and make lab arrangements. Laptops in classrooms may be used for testing if lab time is unavailable. Avant will make every attempt to notify users in a timely manner when a program maintenance window will be utilized. Please plan for make-up exams and test completion for test takers who may take longer than expected.

Technology Representative

The Technology Representative ensures that computers used for testing meet the technical requirements and have the necessary tools for testing. Responsibilities include:

  • Be familiar with the Avant Assessment Technology Guide and ensure that requirements are met

  • Complete the preparation steps listed in the Avant Assessment Technology Guide, including configuring headsets and activating appropriate character sets, if testing in a character-based languages

Proctors

Proctors can help test takers do their best by completing the following tasks:

  • Be familiar with the Avant STAMP User Guides and Resources

  • Take an Avant STAMP Sample Test

  • Distribute the STAMP Pro Test Taker Guide to test takers and discuss it with them

  • Complete test proctoring preparation prior to testing day

  • Perform day-of-test duties

Test Takers

  • Be familiar with the contents of the STAMP Pro Test Taker Guide

  • Take an Avant STAMP Sample Test

  • Practice writing and speaking in your language of study

Avant Support Representative

  • Provide training and documentation for Avant STAMP Testing Coordinators, Technology Representatives, Proctors and Test Takers

  • Provide email and phone support to Testing Coordinators, Technology Representatives and Proctors

Updated August 2019

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