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The Avant STAMP 4S Teacher Login option can be used to:
To request school/district login, contact: Avant Client Support – call 888-713-7787 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Three variations of the teacher login are available, with different access levels for each:
The resulting screen will display a Date Range selector, Level Keys, Language Summary Charts and either a Test Results list or a list of classes that you can select to drill into to access the Test Results list.
The Date Range defaults to six months. To select a different date, type the date or click the calendar icon, then, click Search as shown in the image to the right.
Scoring is done using Benchmark Levels 1-9 for Reading and Listening and Benchmark Levels 1-8 for Writing and Speaking. The levels are associated with Benchmark Categories of Novice, Intermediate and Advanced as shown in the Level Keys below. This Benchmark Scale relates to the ACTFL scale as shown below.
The initial screen shows summary charts for each section of the test: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
The Test Taker lists show test information for each test taker. These lists will start to show data as soon as the test taker completes the Student Profile screen. Reading and Listening scores are available as soon as the test taker completes those sections (refresh the page for updates). Writing and Speaking scores are typically available in 3 to 7 business days. They may be available sooner, so check the test results screen periodically to determine the grading progress.
If you are using a district/organization or school/sub-organization viewing code, use the View Summary feature to drill-down to the desired class/testing group.
||The test taker has not started this section of the test. If all sections are marked “Not Started,” the test taker has completed only the Student Profile.|
||The test taker has started, but not completed, this section of the test. For the Writing and Speaking sections, click the View link to see how many responses have been submitted.|
||This section of the test is complete, but grading is not complete for one or more responses.|
Graders were not able to rate any of the samples in the section. To determine the cause, click the View link to review the test taker’s responses. Possible reasons for “Not Ratable” Writing or Speaking items include:
A minus sign after the level for a Writing or Speaking score indicates that of the three necessary ratable responses the test taker only submitted one. This serves as an alert that limited evidence was available to establish the score.
Avant Client Support: Call 888-713-7887 or email email@example.com
If you have students that accidentally skipped a test section due to technical issues, a phone call to client support with the student login name and test code will bring an immediate solution, as they will be able to reset the test or section. This will allow the student to log back in and select the desired section. We are only able to reset entire sections or tests, and not individual questions/items.
You can also send an email to support for non-immediate requests and questions, listing the student login name, test code and providing a brief description of the issue or topic to help the support team investigate the matter and provide a response.
Individual Reports show the reading, writing, listening and speaking levels attained on the Avant STAMP 4S test for each test taker. They provide in clear, direct language what test takers at each level are generally able to do.
Each test taker’s report has a scoring graphic for each section of the test. This inverted pyramid has a yellow-filled area that depicts the level attained. The level is also shown in the red bar for each section of the test.
For the Writing and Speaking phases of the test, an additional blue-filled area will appear if the test taker had one test item that scored at a higher level. This serves as an alert that the test taker is operating across a range of proficiency levels with this skill. This situation is quite common for test takers in the Novice and Intermediate ranges, mostly due to limited topic exposure and control.
The Line Item Summary download creates an Excel file that includes student profile information along with the test taker test results and other test-taking data. From the spreadsheet you can create a customized report with just the fields you want, and sort it as needed.
To create the download file:
A portion of the file is shown below. Information in the file falls into three groups:
In many cases, a screen print of the Summary Charts on the test results screen will meet your needs for graphical presentation of the summary information. However, if you prefer to create a different style of chart or graph, the Summary Chart download makes it easy to create an Excel file with the information from the Summary Charts.
To create the download file:
The resulting Excel file will have summary information for each level.
There are eight columns of information for each level. For each domain, there is a column that displays the total number of test takers at the level and the total percent of test takers at the level. See example above.
You can also select the spreadsheet data that you want to chart, and follow Excel instructions for designing a custom chart of your data, as shown in the example above.
Updated July 2016