The Avant STAMP Family of Tests

Avant STAMP™ is used to measure real-world language proficiency and earn credentials like Seals of Biliteracy.

About Avant STAMP

The Avant STAMP™ (STAndards-based Measurement of Proficiency) language assessment was originally created at the University of Oregon’s Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS). 

Its purpose is to improve language-learning outcomes, support excellence in language programs, and enable language credentialing.

Recommended for College Credit

American Council on Education logo.Avant STAMP 4S is recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE), the same educational body that has provided credit recommendations to institutions of higher education for College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations, Cambridge Assessments, and ACT subject tests. This provides opportunities for students to earn credit or be placed in higher-level courses to advance their language skills.

Universities across the U.S. are recognizing Avant STAMP and creating pathways to higher education for language learners everywhere. 

Learn more about the credit recommendations.

Available Languages

Avant STAMP is available in 45 languages and counting.


STAMP 4S (4-skill) assesses Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking in 16 languages for grades 7 and above (ages 13+).

  1. Arabic
  2. English
  3. French
  4. German
  5. Hebrew
  6. Hindi
  7. Italian
  8. Japanese
  9. Korean
  10. Mandarin (Simplified)
  11. Mandarin (Traditional)
  12. Polish
  13. Portuguese (Brazilian)
  14. Russian
  15. Spanish
  16. Spanish Monolingual


STAMP 4S (4-skill) assesses Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking in 16 languages for businesses and professionals.

  1. Arabic
  2. English
  3. French
  4. German
  5. Hebrew
  6. Hindi
  7. Italian
  8. Japanese
  9. Korean
  10. Mandarin (Simplified)
  11. Mandarin (Traditional)
  12. Polish
  13. Portuguese (Brazilian)
  14. Russian
  15. Spanish
  16. Spanish Monolingual


STAMP 4Se (4-skill) assesses Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking in 15 languages for grades 6 and below (under age 12).

  1. Arabic
  2. Cantonese
  3. English
  4. French
  5. German
  6. Hawaiian (‘Ōlelo Hawai’i)
  7. Hebrew
  8. Japanese
  9. Korean
  10. Mandarin (Simplified)
  11. Mandarin (Traditional)
  12. Portuguese (Brazilian)
  13. Russian
  14. Spanish
  15. Yup’ik

STAMP WSe (2-skill) assesses Writing and Speaking in two languages for grades 6 and below (under age 12).

  1. Armenian
  2. Ukrainian


STAMP WS (2-skill) assesses Writing and Speaking in 26 less commonly tested languages for grades 7+ (ages 13+).

  1. Amharic
  2. Armenian
  3. Cabo Verdean
  4. Chin (Hakha)
  5. Chuukese
  6. Czech
  7. Filipino (Tagalog)
  8. Haitian-Creole
  9. Hawaiian (‘Ōlelo Hawai’i)
  10. Hmong
  11. Ilocano
  12. Kannada
  13. Marathi
  14. Marshallese
  15. Samoan
  16. Somali Maay Maay
  17. Somali Maxaa
  18. Swahili (3-skill)
  19. Tamil
  20. Telugu
  21. Turkish
  22. Ukrainian
  23. Urdu
  24. Vietnamese
  25. Yoruba (3-skill)
  26. Yup’ik
  27. Zomi

STAMP Medical

STAMP Medical (4-skill) assesses Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking in 1 language for healthcare professionals. The Writing and Speaking prompts reflect real-world healthcare situations to solicit industry-specific vocabulary and conversation.

  1. Spanish

STAMP Monolingual

STAMP Monolingual (4-skill) assesses Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking in 2 languages for heritage speakers. The instructions are in the testing language.

  1. Arabic
  2. Spanish


  1. ASL

STAMP for Latin

  1. Latin

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Gauge Program Quality

Avant STAMP provides constructive analysis and data for language program development, enabling educators to improve learning outcomes and make more informed decisions on curriculum and training.

Measure Growth

By delivering accurate data on real-world language proficiency levels, Avant STAMP facilitates progress monitoring through the measurement of individual, group, and program growth.


Seals Of Biliteracy

Hundreds of schools, districts, and businesses choose Avant STAMP 4S and Avant STAMP WS to qualify test takers for the Global Seals of Biliteracy.

Avant STAMPe puts younger learners on the path to earning a Seal.

Annual Refreshes and Additions

Writing and Speaking prompts are replaced and/or supplemented every year. Reading and Listening questions are replaced on a regular schedule, based on several research criteria. This helps to ensure test security and maintain high-quality assessments.

Who Uses Avant STAMP?


The Avant STAMP assessment:


The Avant STAMP Pro assessment:
  • Verifies language skills online, anywhere around the world.
  • Enables hiring managers to quickly and affordably match employees and candidates to job requirements.
  • Saves HR time with AvantProctor.
  • Certify employees and recruit candidates with a Global Seal of Biliteracy and skill-based pay differentials.
  • Ensures confident hiring.

Test Takers

Avant STAMP:


Aligned to Internationally Recognized Proficiency Standards

Avant’s assessments utilize actual authentic texts and audio you would encounter in the real world such as articles, advertisements, and news. Avant proficiency tests are aligned to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines with CEFR coming soon.

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Online, Computer Adaptive Assessment

Adaptive tests eliminate questions that are too easy or too difficult for each test taker allowing them to reach their highest level of proficiency. All Avant assessments are developed by professional target language and assessment experts.

Fast And Easily Accessible Results

Avant STAMP Reading, Listening, and ASL Receptive results are available online immediately, and the Writing and Speaking responses are scored by Avant Certified Raters in 10-12 business days. ASL Expressive results are delivered in 20-22 business days. Test results are never deleted so that programs can conduct detailed longitudinal analysis.

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Integrated with Clever and ClassLink

Clever and ClassLink are single sign-on (SSO) integrations that make rostering your test takers quick, easy, and more secure. Using these integrations means profile information is consistent. This ensures the ability to compare learner test results quickly and efficiently.


We continuously work to improve our safeguards for testing, test taker data, and proctoring integrity. Avant is compliant with the current data privacy laws and security requirements. Learn more about our Test Security and Integrity.

Cross Device.

Cross-Device Solutions

All of Avant’s testing products are compatible with most browsers and devices, including iPads (iOS version 12+) and Chromebooks, to give you more flexibility when testing.

Learn How to Leverage Avant STAMP Data

Experienced educators Roger Burt and Bonnie Peterson share how they used the data from the Avant STAMP in the Davis School District to improve their students’ and programs’ outcomes.

User Guide Resources

Already testing with Avant STAMP? Avant offers all the materials necessary to ensure testing goes as smoothly as possible, from setting up the technology to viewing your reports.

Avant STAMP report data and individual scores help inform teacher practice. The ability to implement STAMP at different times during the school year allowed students to see their growth which was motivating for them.

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Updated June 2023

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