Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Exam
ACE ID:
AVTA-0011
Organization's ID:
4
Organization:
Location:
Proctored School Settings or Proctored Online (Remote Settings)
Length:
not timed, but averages 45 min
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 8 respective target language
Description

Objective:

The STAMP WS assessment is a computerized assessment of real-world language proficiency across the domains of Writing and Speaking. In each of these two sections, test takers must respond to four prompts and provide as much and as rich language output as possible.

At the end of the assessment, each student receives an ACTFL-scale-aligned proficiency score for Writing and for Speaking as well as advice on how to move on to the next level of proficiency in the language being assessed. A proficiency of Intermediate-Mid is one of the possible scores achievable in the STAMP WS assessment.

Skills Measured:

The STAMP WS assessment measures proficiency in the language being assessed across a wide range of real-world topics, scenarios, and text types.

We roughly divide the STAMP WS topics in three categories, aligned with the ACTFL scale of language proficiency. Examples of topics at each of the three main levels are:

NOVICE-LEVEL TOPICS:
- Self, Pets, Calendar, Colors, Family, Friends, Weather, School, Daily Routines, Shopping, Leisure, etc.

INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL TOPICS:
- Health, Holidays, Occupations, Future Plans, Culture, Transportation, etc.

ADVANCED-LEVEL TOPICS:
- Contemporary Issues, Current Events, Opinions, Politics, Science, Arts, etc.

If students achieve a score/classification of Intermediate-Mid at the end of the STAMP WS assessment, that means that they have demonstrated enough vocabulary, language control, and communication strategies to successfully handle many of the Domains, Functions, Context and Content, and Text Types listed in the ACTFL descriptors documentation for the Intermediate Level, as well as successfully meet the demands shown through the Can-Do statements for the Intermediate-Mid level of language proficiency in the NCSSFL-ACTFL "Can-Do Statements" document.
Instruction & Assessment
Supplemental Materials