Important update to the Scoring Criteria for STAMP WS: Effective November 1, 2021, Avant’s scoring criteria that is used to evaluate test taker Writing and Speaking responses has been updated. Please review the Monitor Scoring section for more information.
STAMP WS (formerly WorldSpeak)
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Frequently Asked Questions
The Avant STAMP WS (formerly WorldSpeak) language test was developed to address the needs of language communities for rigorous, professionally scored, and affordable assessments. The Avant STAMP WS (formerly WorldSpeak) 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 (formerly WorldSpeak) requires a proctor during testing.
Avant STAMP WS (formerly WorldSpeak) has a wide range of applications. Educators use STAMP WS (formerly WorldSpeak) 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 (formerly WorldSpeak) to evaluate the language skills of applicants or employees whose work requires the use of multiple languages. Individuals use STAMP WS (formerly WorldSpeak) to qualify for the Global Seal of Biliteracy for their résumé or employment purposes.
The Avant STAMP WS (formerly WorldSpeak) language proficiency test is offered in Amharic, Armenian, Chin (Hakha), Chuukese, Czech, Filipino (Tagalog), Haitian Creole, Hawaiian (‘Ōlelo Hawai’i), Hmong, Ilocano. Kannada, Marathi, Marshallese, Samoan, Somali Maay Maay, Somali Maxaa, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, Yup’ik, Zomi.
The Avant STAMP WS (formerly WorldSpeak) 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 (formerly WorldSpeak) language proficiency test needs to be delivered in a proctored environment. Proctors should be authorized by the administering organization.
Speaking: 3 prompts
- Go to https://app.avantassessment.com/login
- Enter the Test Code provided by Avant Assessment
- Enter the Password provided by Avant Assessment
- Click LOG IN
Due to the small numbers of test takers yearly, our refresh policy for STAMP WS (formerly WorldSpeak) assessments is currently being reviewed.
Yes, a handwritten Writing section option is available for Avant STAMP WS (formerly WorldSpeak).
- 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
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 (formerly 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.
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