Avant STAMP Assessment for French…and Arabic Language Learning and Growth
(STAndards-based Measurement of Proficiency)
It’s that time of the year when we want to know “How our students foreign language learning is progressing.”
From May 6th – May 17th, all students in grades 2 –10 enrolled in French or Arabic as a Foreign Language will be taking the “DIAGNOSTIC” assessment (STAMP – STAndards-based Measurement of Proficiency) for the second time, and final time this year.
Please note that the students will be assessed during their regular French and Arabic periods, so no other classes will be affected.
This assessment will help us see your students’ progress, and give us the opportunity to determine their strengths and needs in the French and Arabic languages.
*Upper School students taking Spanish as a second language take the Spanish MAP test.
AISM will administer this test in order to:
- Help us know “where our students are in their French and Arabic acquisition”
- Help the teachers know where to “meet” their students, and to better identify their needs
- Measure the students’ progress over time
Just like the MAP test, STAMP is an adaptive test “designed to adjust to a student’s level so they are challenged, but not overwhelmed”.
Students are exposed to real-world questions and will be tested in four different sections:
Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking.
Please see the approximate times for each section:
- Reading: 35-40 minutes (around 30 multiple choice questions)
- Writing: 20-25 minutes (3 prompts)
- Listening: 35-40 minutes (around 30 multiple choice questions)
- Speaking: 20-25 minutes (3 prompts)
The overall results of the test will be available in about 5 to 7 business days after the test is taken, and an individual report for each student will be sent home.
For more information on the test, you may visit the website at: https://avantassessment.com/about
For a sample test, please go to: https://stamp4s.avantassessment.com/avant/do/samplelogin
We are looking forward to using STAMP to “audit” our students’ progress in French and Arabic during this “Gnu” year.