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

Test Taker Experience

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. The self-evaluated reading score is used to determine the level of prompt delivered for the writing section. The same applies for the listening self-evaluation related to the speaking prompts. This allows the language productive sections to be more appropriately leveled for the test taker.

Test Taker Profile

All Test Takers will be required to create a profile. First Name, Last Name, and Test Taker ID are required. Other fields are optional. Profile information is included in results download available for testing coordinators.

After test takers enter a Login Name and logs in, the Test Taker Profile screen will appear where test takers will need to enter First Name, Last Name and Test Taker ID.

Please note that test taker ID is different from Login Name. However, Test Takers can use the same combination for both Login Name and Test Taker ID. Some institutions have the test takers enter their student ID for one and their school issued email address for the other for data tracking purposes.

Dashboard View

Like all STAMP tests, test takers will enter a dashboard to begin testing.

  • Self-Evaluation Reading section has seven questions that must be completed before the Writing Section.
  • Self-Evaluation Listening section has seven questions that must be completed before the Speaking Section.
  • Writing and Speaking Sections will have three prompts each.

Self-Evaluation Reading section has seven questions that must be completed before the Writing Section.

Writing Section has three prompts.

Self-Evaluation Listening section has seven questions that must be completed before the Speaking Section.

Speaking Section has three prompts.

Self-Evaluation Reading Section

  • Self-Evaluation Reading Section has seven questions. Test Takers should read each statement carefully and then choose the answer that best fits their ability with this skill.
  • Instructions and questions are provided in both English and the testing language.
  • Reading Section must be completed before Writing Section.

Self-Evaluation Listening Section

  • Self-Evaluation Listening Section has seven questions. Test takers should read each statement carefully and then choose the answer that best fits their ability with this skill.
  • Instructions and questions are provided in both English and the testing language.
  • Listening Section must be completed before Writing Section.

Speaking Section

  • Speaking Section has three prompts.
  • Listening Section must be completed before Speaking Section.
  • Test taker can read prompt instructions in English or listen to them in the testing language.

Test Takers can read the prompt in English or listen in the testing language.

Test takers record a response using the "Begin Recording" button. After the response is recorded, Test takers can listen to it, add to the recording using "+" button, or delete and record it again.

Test takers will have three prompts to complete. They will use the "Next" button to move to the next prompt. Test takers will not be able to go back to the previous prompt once they push the "Next" button.

Writing Section

  • Writing Section has three prompts.
  • Reading Section must be completed before the Writing Section.
  • Test takers can read the prompt’s instructions in English or listen to them in the testing language.

Test takers can read the prompt in English or listen in the testing language.

Test takers will write a response in the answer box.

Test takers will have three prompts to complete. They will use the "Next" button to move to the next prompt. Test takers will not be able to go back to the previous prompt once they push the "Next" button.

Updated October 2021
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