The test taker profile page is the first screen that appears after the test taker logs in. It is used to verify the test taker login information, gather additional information about the test taker and record information about the test taker’s background with the language being tested.
The only required fields are:
- First Name
- Last Name
- Test Taker ID
- Retype Test Taker ID
However, we encourage you to use the optional fields. They provide a wealth of information that is included with the test results information when you use the Line Item Summary Download (see the Avant STAMP Reporting Guide for more information).
Successful use of the profile information requires communication with the test takers to ensure that they understand the questionnaire and that they will answer all of the questions for which you need data.
The following screenshots better show the three sections of the test taker profile page.
Your login name is what will help you return to your test later. Your login name needs to be unique from other test takers. Ask your teacher/proctor for guidance on what to enter and make sure you can remember it!
Examples: Your Student ID or Full Name
Login name should be:
- Between 5-25 characters long.
- Any combination of letters, numbers, or any of the following special characters: @ (at symbol) _ (underscore) – (hyphen) . (period) , (comma) ‘ (single quote).
- Unique within the testing group (e.g. student or employee ID number or email).
Test takers should memorize their login name. If test takers need to stop and continue the test at a later time, they will need to enter their login name exactly as they did the first time.
In this section, the test taker will enter his/her First Name and Last Name. Each of these fields accepts up to 50 characters. Test Taker ID is typically the test taker’s Student Body ID number, if one exists. This is especially important if you plan to upload test results to a student information system. Otherwise, any numbers or characters can be entered here and would not need to be unique for each test taker.
If you want to use the language background information in analyzing test results, the test proctor or teacher should let the test takers know that you require this information. The test proctor should also be prepared to answer any questions test takers may have with this section of the test.