Avant STAMP Getting Started

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Successful delivery of an Avant STAMP 4S or STAMP 4Se assessment typically involves people in the following roles:

Testing Coordinator

The Testing Coordinator serves as the primary point of contact and overall coordinator for Avant STAMP 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.
  • For Avant STAMP 4Se, you will see the Full Name field instead of the Login Name. For the Full Name field, students may use capitalization, including spacing or using no spaces, and using varying combinations of First, Middle and Last names or initials. Every Test Taker must have a unique Full Name to login.
  • Be familiar with the available Avant STAMP user guides including the Avant Assessment Technology Guide
  • 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.

Technology Representative

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 Avant 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


If a teacher/student/classroom relationship exists, teachers can learn about the test and help test takers do their best by completing the following tasks:

  • Be familiar with the Avant STAMP User Guides and Resources
  • Take an Avant STAMP Sample Test
  • (Teachers) Distribute the appropriate Test Taker Guide (STAMP 4S or STAMP 4Se) to students and discuss it with them
  • Complete test proctoring preparation prior to testing day
  • Perform day-of-test duties

Test Takers

  • Be familiar with the contents of the appropriate Test Taker Guide (STAMP 4S or STAMP 4Se)
  • Take an Avant STAMP Sample Test
  • Practice writing and speaking in your language of study

Avant Support Representative

  • Provide training and documentation for Avant STAMP Testing Coordinators, Technology Representatives, Teachers, Proctors and Test Takers
  • Provide email and phone support to Testing Coordinators, Technology Representatives, Teachers and Proctors

Updated July 2016

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