STAMP WS Guides for Testing Coordinators

Frequently Asked Questions

The Avant STAMP WS language test was developed to address the needs of language communities for rigorous, professionally scored, and affordable assessments. 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. We use the self-evaluated reading score to determine the level of prompts we deliver for the writing prompts, and the self-evaluated listening score in the same way for the speaking prompts, thus making the productive sections more appropriately leveled for each test taker.

Avant STAMP WS requires a proctor during testing.

Avant STAMP WS has a wide range of applications. Educators use STAMP WS to qualify learners for the State and Global Seal of Biliteracy, award credit by exam, measure growth and evaluate programs. HR professionals and government entities use STAMP WS to evaluate the language skills of applicants or employees whose work requires the use of multiple languages. Individuals use STAMP WS to qualify for the Global Seal of Biliteracy for their résumé or employment purposes.

The Avant STAMP WS language proficiency test is offered in Amharic, Armenian, Chin (Hakha), Chuukese, Czech, English, Filipino (Tagalog), French, Haitian Creole, Hawaiian (‘Ōlelo Hawai’i), Hmong, Ilocano. Kannada, Korean, Marathi, Marshallese, Samoan, Somali Maay Maay, Somali Maxaa, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, Yup’ik, Zomi.

The Avant STAMP WS language proficiency test is not timed. Test takers may pause and resume Avant STAMP WS at any point. Each skill can be taken individually or all in one sitting. On average, test takers take around 60-80 minutes to fully complete the assessment. Advanced level test takers can expect to have longer testing times than Novice level learners.

  • Login & Self Assessment: approximately 5 minutes.
  • Writing: approximately 30-40 minutes.
  • Speaking: approximately 30-40 minutes.

Yes, the Avant STAMP WS language proficiency test needs to be delivered in a proctored environment. Proctors should be authorized by the administering organization.

Writing: 3 prompts
Speaking: 3 prompts

Avant STAMP WS Writing and Speaking scores are typically available in 10-12 business days. Scores will be available to testing coordinators through the Report. For more information refer to the following pages:

  1. Go to https://app.avantassessment.com/login
  2. Enter the Test Code provided by Avant Assessment
  3. Enter the Password provided by Avant Assessment
  4. Click LOG IN

Due to the small numbers of test takers yearly, our refresh policy for STAMP WS assessments is currently being reviewed.

Yes, a handwritten Writing section option is available for Avant STAMP WS.

Individual Reports for a specific, multiple or all test takers can be printed out or saved as a PDF. Individual Reports include the following sections and information:
  • Self-Evaluation Reading Section score (generated by Avant)
  • Writing Section score (rated by Avant)
  • Self-Evaluation Listening Section score (generated by Avant)
  • Speaking Section score (rated by Avant)
  • Composite Score
  • Level Descriptions
  • Suggestions
Summary Reports can be downloaded as an .(.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. For best results, wait until all testing and rating is complete.

Follow the link below to learn more how to access and  download Individual Reports and Results Summary for test takers: https://avantassessment.com/stamp-ws-download-results

Please see our Assessment Technology Guide for overall system requirements and browser capabilities.

We strongly recommend using USB style headphones that completely cover the ears, blocking out much of the surrounding sound, with built-in microphones. Smaller earbuds or foam headsets that sit on top of the ear will not produce the best results in terms of sound quality.

Please see our Headset Guide for further information.

Avant’s STAMP WS language tests include a Writing section in which test takers will need to provide typed writing responses. The method for entering writing responses will differ depending on the target language of the test.

Please see our Writing Guide for language-specific directions.

For pricing information or to make a purchase, please contact an Avant Representative at sales@avantassessment.com or tel (888) 731-7887 within the United States, or +1 (541) 338-9090 from outside the United States.

Avant has several resources that were designed to help prepare teachers, test administrators, and test takers for the testing experience that can be found in our User Guides.

Yes! Avant’s support specialists are available for immediate testing support for teachers and administrators and can be reached via email or phone. Test takers who seek help should contact their institution.

Email: support@avantassessment.com

Phone: (888) 713-7887

Please check here for our current phone support hours.

Yes! Avant provides onsite or online Professional Development offerings to help educators and administrators integrate our assessment solutions into curriculum, learn how to interpret data for program evaluation and to improve learning outcomes.

Contact us if you are interested in Professional Development:

Email: sales@avantassessment.com

Phone: (888) 731-7887

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