Successful startup for the Avant STAMP for Hebrew test typically involves people in the following roles:
The Testing Coordinator serves as the primary point of contact and overall coordinator for the testing. Responsibilities include:
- Work with Avant representatives to outline your testing groups and testing windows
- Distribute Test Codes and Passwords to teachers/proctors
- Determine how your organization will use the Login Name field (a required field on the Student Login Page) and provide instruction to Teachers and Proctors. Please use the following criteria for Login Name:
- Any combination of lowercase letters, numbers, or the following special characters: @, underscore, hyphen, single quote, comma, period/dot, no spaces.
- Be familiar with the available Avant STAMP for Hebrew user guides:
- Ensure readiness by working with a Technology Representative
- Check with your Technology Representative to determine if sufficient bandwidth is available for the size of your testing groups
- Let the Technology Representative know which, if any, character-based languages and keyboard styles need to be activated on the computers that will be used for the Writing section of the test
- Determine your testing schedule and make lab arrangements. Laptops in classrooms may be used for testing if lab time is unavailable. Avant STAMP is also compatible with mobile devices for all sections except Speaking. Avant will make every attempt to notify users in a timely manner when a program maintenance window will be utilized. Please plan for make-up exams and test completion for test takers who may take longer than expected.
The Technology Representative ensures that computers used for testing meet the technical requirements and have the necessary tools for testing. Responsibilities include:
- Be familiar with the Assessment Technology Guide and ensure that requirements are met
- Complete the preparation steps listed in the Avant Assessment Technology Guide, including configuring headsets and activating appropriate character sets, if testing in a character-based languages
Teachers/proctors can learn about the test and help test takers do their best by completing the following tasks prior to testing:
- Read the following user guides:
- Complete test proctoring preparation prior to testing day.
- Perform day-of-test duties.
- Provide training and documentation for STAMP for Hebrew Testing Coordinators, Technology Representatives and Teachers/Proctors
- Provide email and phone support to Testing Coordinators, Technology Representatives, Teachers and Proctors
Updated July 2016