Avant STAMP Score Interpretation Guide

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Interpreting the Reading and Listening Score Ranges: Level and Scaled

Benchmark Levels are grouped by major levels (Novice, Intermediate and Advanced). Within each major level are three sub-levels that that identify students in the top third, middle third, or bottom third of the range score for that particular level. Similar to ACTFL's low, mid, and high designations, these designations will assist the classroom teacher in seeing a further breakdown of the students' ability. While they are similar to ACTFL's levels, there is not a direct correlation. Scaled Scores provide additional breakdown within each sub-level.

Because it takes a great deal of time and practice for students to acquire the skills necessary to move from the Novice Level to the Intermediate Level, teachers will be able to track student progress within the sub-levels.

Scaled Scores can be helpful to track incremental progress when doing pre and post testing. Note that for the scaled scores there is approximately +/- 22 point standard error. This should be kept in mind when comparing student scores or when comparing student performance to the cut scores for various proficiency levels.

Currently scaled scores are not available for English, German or Italian. We plan to provide them in the 2016-2017 school year.

Arabic Score Interpretation Table

Benchmark Group Listening Reading
Advanced High 749 - 795 767 - 823
Mid 703 - 748 711 - 766
Low 657 - 702 655 - 710
Intermediate High 617 - 656 618 - 654
Mid 578 - 616 582 - 617
Low 539 - 577 546 - 581
Novice High 482 - 538 479 - 545
Mid 427 - 481 412 - 478
Low 0 - 426 0 - 411

Chinese Score Interpretation Table

Benchmark Group Listening Reading
Advanced High 756 - 800 761 - 809
Mid 713 - 755 713 - 760
Low 670 - 712 665 - 712
Intermediate High 633 - 669 632 - 664
Mid 598 - 632 599 - 631
Low 563 - 597 566 - 598
Novice High 508 - 562 550 - 565
Mid 454 - 507 460 - 549
Low 0 - 453 0 - 459

French Score Interpretation Table

Benchmark Group Listening Reading
Advanced High 719 - 771 NA*
Mid 668 - 718 NA*
Low 617 - 667 NA*
Intermediate High 598 - 616 NA*
Mid 580 - 597 NA*
Low 562 - 579 NA*
Novice High 497 - 561 NA*
Mid 433 - 496 NA*
Low 0 - 432 NA*

NA* The French Reading Scaled scores are being recalculated and are unavailable at this time.

Japanese Score Interpretation Table

Benchmark Group Listening Reading
Advanced High 737 - 783 755 - 795
Mid 691 - 736 715 - 754
Low 645 - 690 675 - 714
Intermediate High 617 - 644 641 - 674
Mid 591 - 616 609 - 640
Low 565 - 590 577 - 608
Novice High 492 - 564 492 - 576
Mid 419 - 491 407 - 491
Low 0 - 419 0 - 406

Spanish Score Interpretation Table

Benchmark Group Listening Reading
Advanced High 731 - 778 743 - 792
Mid 684 - 730 695 - 742
Low 637 - 683 647 - 694
Intermediate High 614 - 636 621 - 646
Mid 591 - 613 595 - 620
Low 568 - 590 569 - 594
Novice High 508 - 567 502 - 568
Mid 449 - 507 437 - 501
Low 0 - 448 0 - 436

Updated July 2016

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