Ryan TheodorichesManager of World Languages, Evergreen Public Schools, Vancouver, WA
In fall, 2015 my district for the first time administered the Avant STAMP 4S Assessment to high school students in Levels 1-3 to determine their language proficiency in Spanish, Chinese, French or German. Our first round of testing went very smoothly. The effective training and excellent sales support helped teachers be successful in implementing Avant STAMP 4S.
The way the Avant STAMP reports collected data and individual scores helps 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.
Avant STAMP 4S is used to give students who know a language other than English the opportunity to earn up to four high school credits by demonstrating their proficiency on a nationally recognized assessment. We also use STAMP 4s to determine which graduating students qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy on their diploma and transcript.