Scaled Scores

In addition to Benchmark Level scores, the Reading and Listening sections of the STAMPe assessments also provide Scaled Reading and Scaled Listening Scores columns. Scaled scores provide more detail within each Benchmark level (Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced) and sub-level (low, mid, high). 

As Reading and Listening scaled scores are much more detailed than levels and sub-levels, they can be used to track incremental progress within the levels (pre- and post-testing) and measure growth of student cohorts. Learn more about STAMP scaled scores here.

Scaled Reading and Listening scores columns will be shown within the STAMPe Report for the following languages: Chinese (Simplified), English, French, Hebrew, Japanese, Spanish. We plan to provide scaled scores for other languages when adequate data is available for a specific language.

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1. Reading: Click on the Reading section score to see the Reading section score (Benchmark Level) and scaled score.

2. Scaled Reading column will be shown for the following languages: Chinese (Simplified), English, French, Hebrew, Japanese, Spanish. We plan to provide Scaled Scores for other languages when adequate data is available for a specific language.

3. Listening: Click on the Listening section score to see the Listening section score (Benchmark Level) and scaled score.

4. Scaled Listening column will be shown for the following languages: Chinese (Simplified), English, French, Hebrew, Japanese, Spanish. We plan to provide Scaled Scores for other languages when adequate data is available for a specific language.

Scaled Score Ranges

Note that for the scaled scores the standard error of measurement (SEM) is approximately 10 scaled points for an individual test taker’s results. Keep this in mind when comparing scores for two different test takers or when interpreting a test taker’s score in a higher-stakes testing situation such as the Seal of Biliteracy.

Chinese Simplified Scaled Scores Table

BenchmarkGroupReadingListening
IntermediatePre-Advanced664660
High606 – 663605 – 659
Mid576 – 605579 – 604
Low549 – 575553 – 578
NoviceHigh538 – 548525 – 552
Mid507 – 537505 – 524
Low333 – 506351 – 504

English Scaled Scores Table

BenchmarkGroupReadingListening
IntermediatePre-Advanced686671
High633 – 685609 – 670
Mid586 – 632577 – 608
Low557 – 585554 – 576
NoviceHigh545 – 556528 – 553
Mid511 – 544509 – 527
Low326 – 510354 – 508

French Scaled Scores Table

BenchmarkGroupReadingListening
IntermediatePre-Advanced668657
High611 – 667596 – 656
Mid582 – 610577 – 595
Low552 – 581556 – 576
NoviceHigh542 – 551530 – 555
Mid509 – 541508 – 529
Low341 – 508341 – 507

Hebrew Scaled Scores Table

BenchmarkGroupReadingListening
AdvancedHigh640 – 681634 – 676
Mid591 – 639583 – 633
Low558 – 590554 – 582
IntermediateHigh530 – 557541 – 553
Mid518 – 529527 – 540
Low510 – 517514 – 526
NoviceHigh484 – 509478 – 513
Mid474 – 483464 – 477
Low384 – 473375 – 463

Japanese Scaled Scores Table

BenchmarkGroupReadingListening
IntermediatePre-Advanced670690
High607 – 669606 – 689
Mid584 – 606585 – 605
Low556 – 583550 – 584
NoviceHigh543 – 555522 – 549
Mid513 – 542499 – 521
Low331 – 512333 – 498

Spanish Scaled Scores Table (For Assessments Delivered Prior to October 17, 2023)

BenchmarkGroupReadingListening
IntermediatePre-Advanced679677
High601 – 678606 – 676
Mid581 – 600574 – 605
Low552 – 580553 – 573
NoviceHigh540 – 551527 – 552
Mid508 – 539506 – 526
Low339 – 507349 – 505

Currently, scaled scores are not available for Arabic, Cantonese, Chinese (Traditional), German, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Yup’ik. We plan to provide scaled scores for these languages in future school years if adequate data is available for a specific language.

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