STAMP WS Frequently Asked Questions

Avant STAMP WS is a Writing and Speaking language proficiency test of Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL). The Avant STAMP WS language test was developed to address the needs of language communities for rigorous, professionally scored, and affordable assessments. Avant STAMP WS requires a proctor during testing.

Educators use the Avant STAMP WS language proficiency test to qualify students for the state and Global Seal of Biliteracy, award credit by exam, measure student growth and evaluate programs.

The Avant STAMP WS language proficiency test is offered in Amharic, Armenian, Chin (Hakha), Chuukese, Czech, English, Filipino (Tagalog), Haitian Creole, Hawaiian (‘Ōlelo Hawai’i), Hmong, Ilocano, Kannada, Marathi, Marshallese, Samoan, Somali Maay Maay, Somali Maxaa, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, and 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: 4 prompts Speaking: 4 prompts

Avant STAMP WS Writing and Speaking scores are typically available in 10-12 business days. Scores will be available to teachers or administrators through an online Results Viewing Account.

  • Go to
  • Enter the STAMP WS Teacher Test Code provided by Avant Assessment
  • Enter the STAMP WS Teacher Password provided by Avant Assessment
  • Select Class/Testing Group

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

No, a handwritten Writing section option is not available for Avant STAMP WS.

The Class Lists & Individual Reports show the Writing and Speaking levels attained on Avant STAMP WS for each test taker. Individual reports can be printed or saved as a PDF. The Class List can be downloaded as an Excel file which includes the test taker profile information, individual test results, and other test-taking data.

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 WorldSpeak 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 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.


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:


Phone: (888) 731-7887

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