Avant STAMP Test Taker Guide

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STAMP 4Se is a web-based test that checks to see how well you are learning a second language. This adaptive assessment allows you to demonstrate how well you can read, write, listen, and speak the second language you are learning.

Get Ready for STAMP 4Se

  • Take a Sample Test. Your teacher will show you how
  • Practice speaking and writing to your friends using the language that you are learning.

The Rules

  • No paper, pens, pencils, or cell phones are allowed during testing.
  • No other computer applications can be used during testing.
  • No help from your friends is allowed.

Taking the Assessment

  • Your teacher or test administrator will help you get logged in.
  • After logging in, there is a screen that lets you check to make sure you can listen to and record messages.
  • You will then see a screen with a picture of four animals – one for each section of the test.
    • Your teacher will tell you which animal to click on to choose a section.
  • The test will also give you instructions that you listen to on the headphones.
    • Listen carefully!
  • After the last question in each section of the test, a message tells you that you are done with the section.
    • lick the button to select another section, then click on the animal the teacher tells you to.
  • At the end of the test, you will see a message confirming that you have completed all sections of the test.

How many questions are there? How long will it take?

Reading Section

  • 30 multiple-choice questions.
  • Takes 20-30 minutes.

Writing Section

  • 2 questions.
  • Takes about 10 minutes
  • Write in the language you are learning.
    • Follow your teacher’s instructions on how to do this.
  • Write as much as you can about the question.
  • Click the NEXT arrow when finished writing.

Listening Section

  • 30 multiple-choice questions.
  • Takes 25-35 minutes.

Speaking Section

  • 2 questions.
  • Takes about 10 minutes.
  • Speak in the language you are learning.
  • Talk as much as you can about the question.
  • Playback your recordings.
  • Click the NEXT arrow when you are satisfied with your recording
    • Ask your teacher for help if recording levels need to be adjusted


  • If you have any problems with the test, let your teacher know immediately.
  • You can stop the test at any time.
    • If you stop the test and need to start again, you will need to remember exactly how you entered your name

Updated July 2016

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