STAMP 4S Guides
Test Taker Guides
Using the Proctor/Results Login
The Avant STAMP 4S Proctor/Results Login can be used to:
Access test taker results
View information (both summary and detail)
Monitor testing progress
Use the screen to track test takers’ progress through the test
Determine how test taker's Login Name was entered
Determine when grading is complete
Reading and Listening scores are available when the test taker completes the section
Writing and Speaking scores are typically available within 5 to 7 business days
Determine test count
Use Line Item Summary to see the detail that makes up the test count and reconcile to billing or order quantity
Accessing Test Results
Enter the Proctor/Results Test Code and click LOG IN
Enter the Proctor/Results Password and click LOG IN
Three variations of results logins are available, with different access levels for each:
District/Organization – allows access to Avant STAMP 4S testing results for all testing groups within the organization (usually school district or university)
School/Sub-Organization – allows access to Avant STAMP 4S testing results for all testing groups within the sub-organization (usually school or university department)
Class/Testing Group – allows access to Avant STAMP 4S testing results for all test takers associated with a specific testing group
If you are using a district/organization or school/sub-organization viewing code, use the School/Location List to drill down to the desired class/testing group. To request school/district login contact Avant Client Support.
The resulting screen will display Level Keys, a Date Filter selector, Language Summary Charts and either a Test Results list or a list of class/testing groups that you can select to drill into to access the Test Results list.
The Date Filter defaults to showing test results from the last 6 months. To select a different date, type the date or click on the calendar, then, click APPLY. There are also presets that can be selected to show the Last 3 Months, Last 6 Months, and Last Year of testing. The Date Filter can also specify searching by Start Date or by Recent Activity.
Test Status Explanations
||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. For the Writing and Speaking sections, click the IP to see how many responses have been submitted.|
||This section of the test is complete, but grading is not complete for one or more responses. Click the SP to see how many responses have been graded.|
||Graders 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:
Scoring is done using Benchmark Levels 1-9 for Reading and Listening and Benchmark Levels 1-8 for Writing and Speaking. The levels are associated with Benchmark Categories of Novice, Intermediate and Advanced as shown in the Level Keys below. This Benchmark Scale aligns to the ACTFL scale as shown below. For more information about these levels please refer to our STAMP 4S Benchmark & Rubric Guide.
Testing Group Averages
The number in the graph for a specific skill represents all test taker scores divided by the number of test takers with a score for the specific skill. The number in the graph for the Composite Score represents all test taker’s Composite Scores added together and divided by the total number of test takers.
Distribution of Test Takers Across levels
The bar graphs show what percentage of test takers are scoring at each specific level for each skill of the test: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
The Test Instances list shows test login/profile information as well as results and status information for each test taker. These lists will start to show test takers and data as soon as the test taker creates a new test and completes the profile screen.
The column headers are interactive and can be clicked on to sort the data in the list.
Reading and Listening scores are available as soon as test takers complete those sections (refresh the page for updates). Writing and Speaking scores are typically available in 5 to 7 business days. They may be available sooner, so check the test results screen periodically to determine the grading progress. Click on any score to see additional details or to access Writing and Speaking responses.
Composite Scores are available when all test sections have been completed and scored and represent all test taker’s scores added together and divided by the total number of sections tested.
For Reading and Listening sections of the test, you may also see a Scaled Score to the right of the level. These can be used to track test taker progress within the levels. For more information on Scaled Scores see our Score Interpretation Guide.
What Does the Minus Sign Mean?
A minus sign after the level for a Writing or Speaking score indicates that of the three necessary ratable responses the test taker only submitted one. This serves as an alert that limited evidence was available to establish the score.
Dates and Times
All times will display in your local time, which is based off your systems clock. The Length column displays the total time elapsed between every completed skill’s start and finish time.
Accessing Writing and Speaking Responses
You’re able to see the written responses and listen to recorded audio responses that test takers submit. For the Writing and Speaking sections, click on the section score to bring up the section details. Click on Response 1, Response 2 or Response 3 to access the test taker’s actual response for each specific task. This can also be helpful for understanding why responses were scored Not Ratable.
Individual Reports show the Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking levels along with a Composite Score attained on the Avant STAMP 4S test for each test taker. Each test taker’s report has a scoring graphic for each section of the test. This inverted pyramid has a filled area that depicts the level attained. The level is also shown above for each section of the test. The text to the right of scores provides clear, direct language what test takers at each level are generally able to do and provides Power Up suggestions to help test takers attain higher levels.
Click on the report icon to access the Individual Report for a specific test taker
To create reports for multiple or all test takers on the list, check the box to the left of the test takers you wish to generate reports for, and then click on the Printer icon, then click on Individual Reports and then click on either All or Selected. For best results, wait until all testing and grading is complete
To print the report, click on the print button
You can create a PDF version of the report if your printer selection includes a PDF writer
If desired, the Individual Report can be distributed to test takers or parents, along with the Interpreting Results for Test Taker/Parents Guide.
For the Writing and Speaking phases of the test, an additional shaded area will appear if the test taker had one response that scored at a higher level. This serves as an alert that the test taker is operating across a range of proficiency levels with this skill. This situation is quite common for test takers in the Novice and Intermediate ranges, mostly due to limited topic exposure and control.
Test Taker Data Download
The Test Taker Data download feature creates an Excel (.csv) file that includes test taker test results along with the profile information and other test-taking data. From the spreadsheet you can create a customized report with just the fields you want, and sort it as needed.
To create the download file:
Click the download button and select Prepare Download
Allow a few moments for the download to load and click on Test Taker Data when the link appears
Follow the instructions on your screen, which may vary depending on your computer setup
Information in the Test Taker Data file falls into three groups:
Test Taker Login and Profile Information
Test Code, Login Name, First Name, Last Name, Grade, Test Taker ID, Language at Home, Parents/Grandparents, Frequency Spoken, Years Studied, Lived/Studied Abroad & Length of Time
Testing Group Information
Test Code, State, District, School, Testing Group Name & Language
Test Results/Test Status
Reading Score, Reading Scaled Score, Reading Length of Time, Writing Score, Writing Length of Time, Listening Score, Listening Scaled Score, Listening Length of Time, Speaking Score, Speaking Length of Time, Test Status, Composite Score, Start Time, Test Length & Finish Time
Resets for Not Ratable Scores due to Technical Difficulties
Test takers who experience technical difficulties resulting in Not Ratable scores can have the specific test section reset. This will allow the student to log back in and select the desired section. Resetting a test or section will delete any information that has been entered in that section or test and the test taker will need to be instructed to re-take any reset section.
NOTE: We are only able to reset entire sections or tests, and not individual questions/prompts.
How to Request a Reset or Test Deletion:
Contact Avant Client Support: Call 888-713-7887 or email email@example.com
If you have test takers that accidentally skipped a test section due to technical issues, a phone call to client support with the test taker's Login Name, Test Code, and specific section will bring an immediate solution, as they will be able to reset the test or section. Test Taker Login Names can be located on the Teacher Results viewing account screens. Providing the exact Login Name ensures that we will reset/delete the desired login, as other logins are often very similar, and we would hate to delete any of their work unintentionally.
If requesting several resets download your results to Excel using the Test Taker Data download and highlighting the specific sections that need resetting. This report allows our Support Team to see the test taker’s test code, login name, and sections to be reset. Email your highlighted Excel file to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send a confirmation email when the resets have been completed. If you don’t have access to Excel you can still use the Line Item Summary to download the file and open in Google Sheets. You will then highlight your reset requests using Google Sheets and send an email with the Google Sheet link rather than attached an Excel file.
You can also send an email to support for non-immediate requests and questions, listing the test taker's Login Name, Test Code and providing a brief description of the issue or topic to help the support team investigate the matter and provide a response.
Updated October 2019