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)
Guides for Testing Coordinators
Monitor Test Progress
- Use the screen to track test takers’ progress throughout the test.
- Determine how test taker’s Login Name was entered.
The test taker has not started this section of the test. If all sections are marked NS the test taker has completed only the Profile.
The test taker has started, but not completed, this section of the test.
This section of the test is complete, but rating is not complete for one or more responses. Click the SP to see how many responses have been rated.
Raters were not able to rate any of the responses in the section. To determine the cause, click the NR to review the test taker’s responses. Possible reasons for “Not Ratable” Writing or Speaking responses include:
- Technology Issues
Writing or Speaking responses will receive a zero (0) score for one of the following reasons which will be displayed on the report:
- Non-Target Language
- Profane Language
- Violent Language
- Only One Target Language (TL) Word
- Off Topic Response
- Describing the Picture
- Translating the Prompt
- Suspected Cheating (use of unapproved resources, etc…)
Level Zero (0) scores for Writing and Speaking responses will count toward the section score and will lower the overall composite score. Level Zero (0) scores cannot be reset. A test taker can retake the entire assessment after 90 days of starting the original test. Please refer to Avant’s Test Retake and Reset Policy.