Avant and Texas Credit-by-Exam (CBE)

In summer of 2017, Avant Assessment was approached by various district supervisors in Texas who wanted to use Avant’s standards-based language proficiency assessments to award credit-by-exam (CBE) in Texas. The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Languages Other Than English (LOTEs) regulations established that starting in the 2017-2018 year and subsequent years, all districts in Texas offering foreign language classes would have to adhere to the guidelines established in Chapter 114 of the Texas Administrative Code.

 Chapter 114 outlines the range of proficiency required of students in levels I – VII of foreign language courses, as well as exceptions that are made to the requirements depending on whether students have had prior formal education in the language and whether the language being assessed is a non-logographic language (i.e, Spanish, French, German, etc) or a logographic language (i.e, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Hebrew, Japanese, etc). Students with prior formal instruction in the language they are testing in need only score 70% or above in order to be awarded credit for a certain level, whereas students with no prior education in the language must attain 80% or more in order to earn credit for a given level. For non-logographic languages, all four skills (Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening) are required to be at the same proficiency range for a given level, whereas the requirements for Reading and Writing are lower than for Speaking and Listening for logographic languages.

 Figure 1 below shows the proficiency range required for levels I-IV of non-logographic languages across the four skills of Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking:

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Figure 1. Proficiency range requirements for levels I-IV of non-logographic languages

Some of the districts supervisors that approached Avant were interested merely in a pass/non-pass classification, whereas others also wanted the scores from Avant’s assessments to be aligned with the Texas letter grade system, shown in Figure 2 below: 

A: 90 - 100%

B: 80 - 89%

C: 75 – 79%

D: 70 – 74%

F: 0 – 69%

Figure 2. Texas letter grade system 

After several months of mathematical pondering, of very close readings of the TEKS documentation, as well as of many conversations with the district supervisors, Avant’s team of assessment experts developed the two official Avant matrices for TEKS for LOTEs in Texas; one for non-logographic languages and one for logographic languages. We call them the Avant – TEKS matrices. The version of the TEKS for LOTEs credit-by-exam matrices developed by Avant, as well as their accompanying software implementation in Excel that automatically calculates whether students have qualified for CBE credit or not, make it very easy for teachers, schools, and districts to use scores on Avant’s assessments to award CBE credit in Texas. Avant’s Excel implementation of our matrices will automatically display which TEKS CBE level(s) each student qualifies for given their STAMP or WorldSpeak scores across the four skills. Avant’s solution is fully aligned with the TEKS for LOTEs regulations and is in operational use across several districts in Texas.

To hear how Stephany Sipes (World Language Coordinator in PLANO ISD) has successfully used Avant’s STAMP 4S and WorldSpeak tests to recognize the language proficiency of hundreds of students in her district, click here. To see an example of our matrices for non-logographic and logographic languages, please see the documentation below or download it here.   

If you are a district supervisor of LOTEs and would like to know more about how Avant’s credit-by-exam solution can benefit your own district in Texas, we look forward to hearing from you. If you would like to discuss how Avant’s assessments can be used for credit-by-exam purposes in states other than Texas, we will be glad to discuss this with you as well.

Happy testing,

The Avant Team

Avant – TEKS Credit-By-Exam Rubric

 non-logographic languages

 Developed in accordance to Chapter 114 of the Texas Administrative Code

Examples of point calculations for non-logographic languages

Has prior instruction in the language? TEKS level tested for: STAMP Reading STAMP Writing STAMP Listening STAMP Speaking CBE Percentage/Points CBE Results
Yes Level I Level 2 (17 pts) Level 2 (17 pts) Level 2 (17 pts) Level 4 (25 pts) 76 points/percent PASS
No Level II Level 3 (17 pts) Level 3 (17 pts) Level 3 (17 pts) Level 4 (23 pts) 74 points/percent NOT PASS
No Level III Level 3 (-5 pts) Level 6 (25 pts) Level 6 (25 pts) Level 7 (25 pts) 70 points/percent NOT PASS
Yes Level IV Level 7 (25 pts) Level 5 (17 pts) Level 6 (23 pts) Level 6 (23 pts) 88 points/percent PASS

STAMP – WORLDSPEAK SCALE:

STAMP/WS level 1 = Novice-Low, STAMP/WS level 2 = Novice-Mid, STAMP/WS level 3 = Novice-High,

STAMP/WS level 4 = Intermediate-Low, STAMP/WS level 5 = Intermediate-Mid, STAMP/WS level 6 = Intermediate-High, STAMP/WS level 7 = Advanced-Low, STAMP/WS level 8 = Advanced-Mid, STAMP/WS level 9 = Advanced-High.

Rubric for Level I

(Novice-Mid to Novice-High on ACTFL/STAMP scale) for Romance, Germanic, or Non-Logographic Languages*

Interpretive and Presentational Modes of Communication

Does not meet level I requirements (Novice-Low) Minimally meets level I requirements (Novice-Mid) Adequately meets level I requirements (Novice-High) Exceeds level I requirements (Intermediate- Low)
Interpretive Mode of Communication (Reading) Does not comprehend sentence-length information from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within highly contextualized situations and sources. Does not use the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level I. Minimally comprehends sentence-length information from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within highly contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with minimally appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level I. Adequately comprehends sentence-length information from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within highly contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level I. Adequately comprehends simple connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level II.
Interpretive Mode of Communication (Listening) Does not comprehend sentence-length information from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within highly contextualized situations and sources. Does not use the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level I. Minimally comprehends sentence-length information from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within highly contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with minimally appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level I. Adequately comprehends sentence-length information from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within highly contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level I. Adequately comprehends simple connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level II.
Presentational Mode of Communication (Speaking) Does not present information orally using a mixture of words and phrases and some simple sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level I. Presents information orally using a minimal mixture of words and phrases and some simple sentences with minimally appropriate and minimally applicable grammar structures and processes at level I. Adequately presents information orally using a mixture of words and phrases and some simple sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level I. Adequately presents information orally using a mixture of phrases and sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level II.
Presentational Mode of Communication (Writing) Does not present information in writing using a mixture of words and phrases and some simple sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level I. Presents information in writing using a minimal mixture of words and phrases and some simple sentences with minimally appropriate and minimally applicable grammar structures and processes at level I. Adequately presents information in writing using a mixture of words and phrases and some simple sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level I. Adequately presents information in writing using a mixture of phrases and sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level II.
Points per box - 5 points per box 17 points per box 23 points per box 25 points per box
Total sum of points (percentage score): STAMP 4S Level 1 STAMP 4S Level 2 STAMP 4S Level 3 STAMP 4S Level 4 (or higher)

*These include English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Filipino, Portuguese, Polish, Somali Maay, Somali Maxaa, Vietnamese, Yup’ik, and others.  

Rubric for Level II

(Novice-High to Intermediate-Low on ACTFL/STAMP scale) for Romance, Germanic, or Non-Logographic Languages*

Interpretive and Presentational Modes of Communication

Does not meet level II requirements (Novice-Mid) Minimally meets level II requirements (Novice-High) Adequately meets level II requirements (Intermediate-Low) Exceeds level II requirements (Intermediate-Mid)
Interpretive Mode of Communication (Reading) Does not comprehend simple connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Does not use the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level II. Minimally comprehends simple connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with minimally appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level II. Adequately comprehends simple connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level II. Adequately comprehends connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level III.
Interpretive Mode of Communication (Listening) Does not comprehend simple connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Does not use the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level II. Minimally comprehends simple connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with minimally appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level II. Adequately comprehends simple connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level II. Adequately comprehends connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level III.
Presentational Mode of Communication (Speaking) Does not present information orally using a mixture of phrases and sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level II. Presents information orally using a minimal mixture of phrases and sentences with minimally appropriate and minimally applicable grammar structures and processes at level II. Adequately presents information orally using a mixture of phrases and sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level II. Adequately presents information orally using a mixture of phrases, sentences, and strings of sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level III.
Presentational Mode of Communication (Writing) Does not present information in writing using a mixture of phrases and sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level II. Presents information in writing using a minimal mixture of phrases and sentences with minimally appropriate and minimally applicable grammar structures and processes at level II. Adequately presents information in writing using a mixture of phrases and sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level II. Adequately presents information in writing using a mixture of phrases, sentences, and strings of sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level III.
Points per box - 5 points per box 17 points per box 23 points per box 25 points per box
Total sum of points (percentage score): STAMP 4S Level 2 (or lower) STAMP 4S Level 3 STAMP 4S Level 4 STAMP 4S Level 5 (or higher)

*These include English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Filipino, Portuguese, Polish, Somali Maay, Somali Maxaa, Vietnamese, Yup’ik, and others.

Rubric for Level III

(Intermediate-Low to Intermediate-Mid on ACTFL/STAMP scale) for Romance, Germanic, or Non-Logographic Languages*

Interpretive and Presentational Modes of Communication

Does not meet level III requirements (Novice-High) Minimally meets level III requirements (Intermediate-Low) Adequately meets level III requirements (Intermediate-Mid) Exceeds level III requirements (Intermediate-High)
Interpretive Mode of Communication (Reading) Does not comprehend connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Does not use the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level III. Minimally comprehends connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with minimally appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level III. Adequately comprehends connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level III. Adequately comprehends connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level IV.
Interpretive Mode of Communication (Listening) Does not comprehend connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Does not use the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level III. Minimally comprehends connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with minimally appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level III. Adequately comprehends connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level III. Adequately comprehends connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level IV.
Presentational Mode of Communication (Speaking) Does not present information orally using a mixture of phrases, sentences, and strings of sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level III. Presents information orally using a minimal mixture of phrases, sentences, and strings of sentences with minimally appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level III. Adequately presents information orally using a mixture of phrases, sentences, and strings of sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level III. Adequately presents information orally using a mixture of sentences and connected discourse with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level IV.
Presentational Mode of Communication (Writing) Does not present information in writing using a mixture of phrases, sentences, and strings of sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level III. Presents information in writing using a minimal mixture of phrases, sentences, and strings of sentences with minimally appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level III. Adequately presents information in writing using a mixture of phrases, sentences, and strings of sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level III. Adequately presents information in writing using a mixture of sentences and connected discourse with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level IV.
Points per box - 5 points per box 17 points per box 23 points per box 25 points per box
Total sum of points (percentage score): STAMP 4S Level 3 (or lower) STAMP 4S Level 4 STAMP 4S Level 5 STAMP 4S Level 6 (or higher)

*These include English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Filipino, Portuguese, Polish, Somali Maay, Somali Maxaa, Vietnamese, Yup’ik, and others.

 

Rubric for Level IV

(Intermediate-Mid to Intermediate-High on ACTFL/STAMP scale) for Romance, Germanic, or Non-Logographic Languages* 

Interpretive and Presentational Modes of Communication

Does not meet level IV requirements (Intermediate-Low) Minimally meets level IV requirements (Intermediate-Mid) Adequately meets level IV requirements (Intermediate-High) Exceeds level IV requirements (Advanced-Low)
Interpretive Mode of Communication (Reading) Does not comprehend connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Does not use the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level IV. Minimally comprehends connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with minimally appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level IV. Adequately comprehends connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level IV. Adequately uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes in the target language at level V.
Interpretive Mode of Communication (Listening) Does not comprehend connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Does not use the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level IV. Minimally comprehends connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with minimally appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level IV. Adequately comprehends connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level IV. Adequately uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes in the target language at level V.
Presentational Mode of Communication (Speaking) Does not present information orally using a mixture of sentences and connected discourse with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level IV. Presents information orally using a minimal mixture of sentences and connected discourse with minimally appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level IV. Adequately presents information orally using a mixture of sentences and connected discourse with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level IV. Adequately communicates orally using appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes in the target language at level V.
Presentational Mode of Communication (Writing) Does not present information in writing using a mixture of sentences and connected discourse with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level IV. Presents information in writing using a minimal mixture of sentences and connected discourse with minimally appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level IV. Adequately presents information in writing using a mixture of sentences and connected discourse with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level IV. Adequately communicates in writing using appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes in the target language at level V.
Points per box - 5 points per box 17 points per box 23 points per box 25 points per box
Total sum of points (percentage score): STAMP 4S Level 4 (or lower) STAMP 4S Level 5 STAMP 4S Level 6 STAMP 4S Level 7 (or higher)

*These include English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Filipino, Portuguese, Polish, Somali Maay, Somali Maxaa, Vietnamese, Yup’ik, and others.

Avant – TEKS Credit-By-Exam Rubric

logographic languages

Developed in accordance to Chapter 114 of the Texas Administrative Code

Examples of point calculations for logographic languages

Has prior instruction in the langauge? TEKS level tested for: STAMP Reading STAMP Writing STAMP Listening STAMP Speaking CBE Percentage/Points CBE Results
Yes Level I Level 2
(20.5 pts)
Level 2
(20.5 pts)
Level 2
(19 pts)
Level 4
(25 pts)
85 points/percent PASS
No Level II Level 3
(21 pts)
Level 2
(16 pts)
Level 3
(18.5 pts)
Level 4
(24.5 pts)
80 points/percent PASS
Yes Level III Level 3
(16 pts)
Level 6
(25 pts)
Level 4
(18.5 pts)
Level 4
(18.5 pts)
78 points/percent PASS
Yes Level IV Level 3
(-5 pts)
Level 5
(21 pts)
Level 6
(24.5 pts)
Level 6
(24.5 pts)
65 points/percent NOT PASS

STAMP – WORLDSPEAK SCALE:

STAMP/WS level 1 = Novice-Low, STAMP/WS level 2 = Novice-Mid, STAMP/WS level 3 = Novice-High,

STAMP/WS level 4 = Intermediate-Low, STAMP/WS level 5 = Intermediate-Mid, STAMP/WS level 6 = Intermediate-High, STAMP/WS level 7 = Advanced-Low, STAMP/WS level 8 = Advanced-Mid, STAMP/WS level 9 = Advanced-High.

 

Rubric for Level I

for Logographic, Non-Romance, or Non-Germanic Languages*

Listening/Speaking requirement: Novice-Mid to Novice-High on ACTFL/STAMP scale

Reading/Writing requirement: Novice-Mid on ACTFL/STAMP scale

Interpretive and Presentational Modes of Communication

Does not meet level I requirements (Novice-Low) – Out of Proficiency Range Minimally meets level I requirements (Novice-Mid) Adequately meets level I requirements (Novice-High) Exceeds level I requirements (Intermediate- Low)
Interpretive Mode of Communication (Reading) Does not comprehend sentence-length information from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within highly contextualized situations and sources. Does not use the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level I.

- 5 points
Minimally comprehends sentence-length information from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within highly contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with minimally appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level I.

20.5 points
Adequately comprehends sentence-length information from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within highly contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level I.

24.5 points
Adequately comprehends simple connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level II.

25 points
Interpretive Mode of Communication (Listening) Does not comprehend sentence-length information from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within highly contextualized situations and sources. Does not use the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level I.

- 5 points
Minimally comprehends sentence-length information from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within highly contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with minimally appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level I.

19 points
Adequately comprehends sentence-length information from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within highly contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level I.

24.5 points
Adequately comprehends simple connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level II.

25 points
Presentational Mode of Communication (Speaking) Does not present information orally using a mixture of words and phrases and some simple sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level I.

- 5 points
Presents information orally using a minimal mixture of words and phrases and some simple sentences with minimally appropriate and minimally applicable grammar structures and processes at level I.

19 points
Adequately presents information orally using a mixture of words and phrases and some simple sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level I.

24.5 points
Adequately presents information orally using a mixture of phrases and sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level II.

25 points
Presentational Mode of Communication (Writing) Does not present information in writing using a mixture of words and phrases and some simple sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level I.

- 5 points
Presents information in writing using a minimal mixture of words and phrases and some simple sentences with minimally appropriate and minimally applicable grammar structures and processes at level I.

20.5 points
Adequately presents information in writing using a mixture of words and phrases and some simple sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level I.

24.5 points
Adequately presents information in writing using a mixture of phrases and sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level II.

25 points
Total sum of points (percentage score): STAMP 4S Level 1 STAMP 4S Level 2 STAMP 4S Level 3 STAMP 4S Level 4 (or higher)

*These include Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, and others. For these languages, a proficiency level in the lower level of the range noted above is sufficient to meet the requirements in Reading and Writing for this level.

 

Rubric for Level II

for Logographic, Non-Romance, or Non-Germanic Languages*

Listening/Speaking requirement: Novice-High to Intermediate-Low on ACTFL/STAMP scale

Reading/Writing requirement: Novice-Mid to Novice-High on ACTFL/STAMP scale

Interpretive and Presentational Modes of Communication

Out of proficiency range (Novice-Low) Does not meet level II requirements (Novice-Mid) Minimally meets level II requirements (Novice-High) Adequately meets level II requirements (Intermediate-Low) Exceeds level II requirements (Intermediate- Mid)
Interpretive Mode of Communication (Reading) Out of proficiency range

- 5 points
Does not comprehend simple connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Does not use the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level II.

16 points
Minimally comprehends simple connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with minimally appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level II.

21 points
Adequately comprehends simple connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level II.

24.5 points
Adequately comprehends connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level III.

25 points
Interpretive Mode of Communication (Listening) Out of proficiency range

- 6 points
Does not comprehend simple connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources.Does not use the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level II.

- 5 points
Minimally comprehends simple connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with minimally appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level II.

18.5 points
Adequately comprehends simple connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level II.

24.5 points
Adequately comprehends connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level III.

25 points
Presentational Mode of Communication (Speaking) Out of proficiency range

-6 points
Does not present information orally using a mixture of phrases and sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level II.

- 5 points
Presents information orally using a minimal mixture of phrases and sentences with minimally appropriate and minimally applicable grammar structures and processes at level II.

18.5 points
Adequately presents information orally using a mixture of phrases and sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level II.

24.5 points
Adequately presents information orally using a mixture of phrases, sentences, and strings of sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level III.

25 points
Presentational Mode of Communication (Writing) Out of proficiency range

- 5 points
Does not present information in writing using a mixture of phrases and sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level II.

16 points
Presents information in writing using a minimal mixture of phrases and sentences with minimally appropriate and minimally applicable grammar structures and processes at level II.

21 points
Adequately presents information in writing using a mixture of phrases and sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level II.

24.5 points
Adequately presents information in writing using a mixture of phrases, sentences, and strings of sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level III.

25 points
Total sum of points (percentage score): STAMP 4S Level 1 STAMP 4S Level 2 STAMP 4S Level 3 STAMP 4S Level 4 STAMP 4S Level 5 (or higher)

*These include Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, and others. For these languages, a proficiency level in the lower level of the range noted above is sufficient to meet the requirements in Reading and Writing for this level.

Rubric for Level III

for Logographic, Non-Romance, or Non-Germanic Languages*

Listening/Speaking requirement: Intermediate-Low to Intermediate-Mid on ACTFL/STAMP scale

Reading/Writing requirement: Novice-High to Intermediate-Low on ACTFL/STAMP scale

Interpretive and Presentational Modes of Communication

Out of proficiency range (Novice-Mid or lower) Does not meet level III requirements (Novice-High) Minimally meets level III requirements (Intermediate-Low) Adequately meets level III requirements (Intermediate-Mid) Exceeds level III requirements (Intermediate- High)
Interpretive Mode of Communication (Reading) Out of proficiency range

- 5 points
Does not comprehend connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Does not use the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level III.

16 points
Minimally comprehends connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with minimally appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level III.

21 points
Adequately comprehends connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level III.

24.5 points
Adequately comprehends connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level IV.

25 points
Interpretive Mode of Communication (Listening) Out of proficiency range

- 6 points
Does not comprehend connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Does not use the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level III.

- 5 points
Minimally comprehends connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with minimally appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level III.

18.5 points
Adequately comprehends connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level III.

24.5 points
Adequately comprehends connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level IV.

25 points
Presentational Mode of Communication (Speaking) Out of proficiency range

-6 points
Does not present information orally using a mixture of phrases, sentences, and strings of sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level III.

- 5 points
Presents information orally using a minimal mixture of phrases, sentences, and strings of sentences with minimally appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level III.

18.5 points
Adequately presents information orally using a mixture of phrases, sentences, and strings of sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level III.

24.5 points
Adequately presents information orally using a mixture of sentences and connected discourse with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level IV.

25 points
Presentational Mode of Communication (Writing) Out of proficiency range

- 5 points
Does not present information in writing using a mixture of phrases, sentences, and strings of sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level III.

16 points
Presents information in writing using a minimal mixture of phrases, sentences, and strings of sentences with minimally appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level III.

21 points
Adequately presents information in writing using a mixture of phrases, sentences, and strings of sentences with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level III.

24.5 points
Adequately presents information in writing using a mixture of sentences and connected discourse with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level IV.

25 points
Total sum of points (percentage score): STAMP 4S Level 2 (or lower) STAMP 4S Level 3 STAMP 4S Level 4 STAMP 4S Level 5 STAMP 4S Level 6 (or higher)

*These include Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, and others. For these languages, a proficiency level in the lower level of the range noted above is sufficient to meet the requirements in Reading and Writing for this level.

Rubric for Level IV

for Logographic, Non-Romance, or Non-Germanic Languages*

Listening/Speaking requirement: Intermediate-Mid to Intermediate-High on ACTFL/STAMP scale

Reading/Writing requirement: Intermediate-Low to Intermediate-Mid on ACTFL/STAMP scale

Interpretive and Presentational Modes of Communication

Out of proficiency range (Novice-High or lower) Does not meet level IV requirements (Intermediate-Low) Minimally meets level IV requirements (Intermediate-Mid) Adequately meets level IV requirements (Intermediate-High) Exceeds level IV requirements (Advanced-Low)
Interpretive Mode of Communication (Reading) Out of proficiency range

- 5 points
Does not comprehend connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Does not use the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level IV.

16 points
Minimally comprehends connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with minimally appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level IV.

21 points
Adequately comprehends connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level IV.

24.5 points
Adequately uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes in the target language at level V.

25 points
Interpretive Mode of Communication (Listening) Out of proficiency range

- 6 points
Does not comprehend connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Does not use the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level IV.

- 5 points
Minimally comprehends connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with minimally appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level IV.

18.5 points
Adequately comprehends connected statements from culturally authentic print, digital, audio, and audiovisual materials as appropriate within contextualized situations and sources. Uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes at level IV.

24.5 points
Adequately uses the interpretive mode in communication with appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes in the target language at level V.

25 points
Presentational Mode of Communication (Speaking) Out of proficiency range

-6 points
Does not present information orally using a mixture of sentences and connected discourse with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level IV.

- 5 points
Presents information orally using a minimal mixture of sentences and connected discourse with minimally appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level IV.

18.5 points
Adequately presents information orally using a mixture of sentences and connected discourse with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level IV.

24.5 points
Adequately communicates orally using appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes in the target language at level V.

25 points
Presentational Mode of Communication (Writing) Out of proficiency range

- 5 points
Does not present information in writing using a mixture of sentences and connected discourse with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level IV.

16 points
Presents information in writing using a minimal mixture of sentences and connected discourse with minimally appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level IV.

21 points
Adequately presents information in writing using a mixture of sentences and connected discourse with appropriate and applicable grammar structures and processes at level IV.

24.5 points
Adequately communicates in writing using appropriate and applicable grammatical structures and processes in the target language at level V.

25 points
Total sum of points (percentage score): STAMP 4S Level 3 (or lower) STAMP 4S Level 4 STAMP 4S Level 5 STAMP 4S Level 6 STAMP 4S Level 7 (or higher)