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
WorldSpeak has transitioned into the STAMP family!
In order to provide better functionality and features, we have transitioned all our WorldSpeak (now STAMP WS) assessments to the STAMP platform on October 7, 2021.
There are changes for those that previously tested on the WorldSpeak platform. Our support team and your account managers are happy to help, should you require assistance.
Any WorldSpeak (now STAMP WS) tests started before October 7, 2021 but, were not completed, need to be re-started on the STAMP platform. Tests not completed by this date will need to be re-started on the STAMP platform. Additionally, all test results will need to be downloaded before January 29, 2022.
By transitioning our STAMP WS (formerly WorldSpeak) assessments to the STAMP platform we are able to provide additional functionality such as:
Hawaiian (‘Ōlelo Hawai’i)
Somali Maay Maay
Avant STAMP WS Sample Test
A 2-SKILL LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST
In these sample tests you will experience how the assessment flows and the types of questions that you will receive, but you will not receive a score at the end.
By transitioning our WorldSpeak (now STAMP WS) assessments to the STAMP platform we are able to provide additional functionality such as:
District-level reports will include the WS results in addition to STAMP results.
A handwritten writing response option for WS languages will be available this fall.
All of Avant’s four-skill tests will be available in a two-skill, Writing and Speaking, format. See the language list above for those already available. Others will be available later this fall.
Integrate with Clever– Make class test setup easy with Avant’s Clever integration for K-12 schools.
We have announced new lower pricing for educators at just $22.90 per test for orders of 5 to 99 tests– making proficiency testing even more accessible.
An increasing number of districts are using Avant STAMP WS to qualify their students for Credit by Exam and State and Global Seals of Biliteracy. Check with your State organization for testing qualifications.
New languages! Hawaiian (‘Ōlelo Hawai’i), Kannada, and Zomi have been added.
October 7, 2021: During our regularly scheduled maintenance period on this day, all tests transitioned to the STAMP platform. Any WorldSpeak (now STAMP WS) tests started before October 7, 2021 but, were not completed, need to be re-started on the STAMP platform.
January 29, 2022: Results from the WorldSpeak platform must be downloaded before January 29, 2022. After January 29, 2022, access to the WorldSpeak platform will end and logins will no longer work on that site.
Yes! Your current test results codes will work in the new platform to access results. Your login and password will stay the same.
Yes! Your current test taker codes will work in the new platform. Test taker logins will stay the same.
If the test was taken before October 7, 2021, the test results will be in the old WorldSpeak platform. If the test is taken after October 7, 2021, the results will appear in the STAMP platform.
If a test was started, but not completed, prior to the October 7, 2021 transition date, the test will need to be re-started on the STAMP platform. The test taker will be able to use the same code for the new platform.
Test taker results from the WorldSpeak platform will remain on the WorldSpeak platform. All results must be downloaded before January 29, 2022. After January 29, 2022, access to the WorldSpeak platform will end and logins will no longer work on that site.
Access WorldSpeak Reporting Guide here.
All of your WorldSpeak results must be downloaded before January 29, 2022 and saved for your own records.
To access results in the WorldSpeak platform, teachers or coordinators should add “-old” to the end of their existing test results codes. The password will stay the same.
Enter the Test Results Code (add “-old” to the end of Test Results Code) and Password.
Click the Login button.
Click the link under the Accessing Test Results heading.
From the Results Summary screen, click Download Excel File to create an Excel version of the summary test results. It is recommended that you edit/select the date range before downloading the results.