Avant STAMP WS
Language proficiency test of less commonly
in Writing & Speaking
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.
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.
Hawaiian (‘Ōlelo Hawai’i)
Somali Maay Maay
Zomi (Coming Soon!)
Students begin with a self-assessment based on CanDo statements. Based on their score students are given four Speaking and four Writing prompts with three prompts delivered at the self-assessed level and one prompt delivered at a level above the self-assessed level. Responses are scored by trained and certified raters who are members of the language community. STAMP WS provides the same detailed reporting of levels based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines as Avant’s other assessments.
ALIGNED TO THE ACTFL PROFICIENCY GUIDELINES
Avant’s assessments utilize actual cultural 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.
Avant STAMP WS, along with all of our assessments, utilizes actual cultural texts and audio you would encounter in the real world such as articles, advertisements, and news.
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.
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.
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
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Seal of Biliteracy
An increasing number of districts have chosen Avant STAMP™ 4S and 4Se 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.