Language proficiency test of less commonly tested languages in Writing & Speaking Ages 13 through Adult

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Measure Growth

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

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Gauge Program Quality

Avant STAMP WS provides constructive analysis and data for program development, enabling educators to improve language learning outcomes and make more informed decisions on curriculum and training.


Seal of Biliteracy

An increasing number of districts are using Avant STAMP WS to qualify their students learning less commonly taught languages for the state and Global Seal of Biliteracy programs.


Ages 13 – ADULT

Cabo Verdean
Chin (Hakha)
Filipino (Tagalog)
Haitian Creole
Hawaiian (‘Ōlelo Hawai’i)
Somali Maay Maay
Somali Maxaa

*Reading, Writing, and Speaking


The Avant STAMP WS language proficiency test is a semi-adaptive test. Test takers will be asked to answer seven self-evaluation questions that best represent their skill/ability level in both the Reading and Listening sections. The self-evaluated reading score is used to determine the level of prompt delivered for the Writing section. The same applies for the listening self-evaluation related to the Speaking prompts. This allows the language productive sections to be more appropriately leveled for the test taker. STAMP WS provides the same detailed reporting of levels based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines as Avant’s other assessments.
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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.

Fast and Easily Accessible Results

Avant STAMP WS Writing and Speaking responses are scored by certified raters in 10-12 business days. Test results are never deleted so that programs can conduct detailed longitudinal analysis.

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Integrated with Clever and ClassLink

Clever and ClassLink are single sign-on (SSO) integrations that make rostering your test takers quick, easy, and more secure. Using these integrations means profile information is consistent. This ensures the ability to compare learner test results quickly and efficiently.

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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We continuously work to improve our safeguards for testing, test taker data, and proctoring integrity. Avant is compliant with the current data privacy laws and security requirements. Learn more about our Test Security and Integrity.

About Avant STAMP WS

in Writing and Speaking

Avant created the STAMP WS language proficiency test to meet the growing need for heritage language communities to have rigorous, professionally scored, and affordable assessments. STAMP WS measures the speaking and writing proficiency levels based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. Programs use Avant STAMP WS in similar ways to Avant STAMP: to qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy, award Competency-Based Credits, and to analyze testing data to improve curricula and introduce appropriate professional development to improve proficiency outcomes.

Year after year, Avant has regularly released new STAMP WS language proficiency tests and continues to do so. We are seeking language community partners that can work with us to add more languages.

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.

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