Avant STAMP 4Se
(STAndards-based Measurement of Proficiency)
in Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking
Avant STAMP 4Se was created to improve language-learning outcomes in elementary programs by a team of six state Foreign Language Supervisors, the Center For Applied Linguistics, and the Center for Applied Second Language Studies. STAMP enables teachers to improve proficiency outcomes, and empowers administrators to make more informed decisions on curriculum and teacher training by delivering accurate data on students’ proficiency levels. Many leading language programs have used Avant STAMP data to refocus their curricula and introduce professional development to hone their teachers’ ability to deliver improved outcomes.
Avant STAMP 4Se engages students with real-world content and question types that are appropriate for students in grades 2-6. STAMP’s adaptive test design adjusts to a student’s level so s/he is challenged, but not overwhelmed. And because STAMP is an adaptive test, it liberates students to show what they can do with the language – all the way up to the top of the Intermediate level.