Avant Assessment Expands Reach into Elementary School

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STAMP 4Se now available for grades 3-6

Avant Assessment is pleased to announce the release of STAMP™ 4Se for students in grades 3-6. An extension of Avant’s web-based STAMP assessment, STAMP 4Se determines reading, writing, listening and speaking proficiency in Chinese, French, Japanese and Spanish at any point along a student’s learning path. Previously released STAMP 4S, appropriate for middle school through college, assesses reading, writing, listening and speaking proficiency in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish, and reading, writing and speaking proficiency in Italian. When repeated periodically, STAMP assessments help educators monitor and evaluate progress.

Both STAMP 4S and 4Se engage students with real-world scenarios and help them understand their own proficiency level in the target language. Test results are statistically validated and are reported by district/institution, school, class and individual at proficiency benchmarks related to The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) levels novice through advanced. STAMP4S and 4Se reports are exportable to Excel for flexible analysis and use in evaluating programs and informing decisions around staff development and instructional planning.

“We are excited to be able to meet the language proficiency assessment needs of elementary school educators and students with our STAMP 4Se assessment,” said Mike Patterson, President and CEO of Avant. “It is important for language students early on to understand the importance and relevance of becoming proficient in real world use of languages. Our STAMP product line provides them with that understanding and encourages continued self-awareness as they progress along their learning continuum.”

To learn more about STAMP 4S/4Se, as well as Avant Assessment’s other offerings, including professional development and free online webinars, please visit http://www.avantassessment.com.

About Avant Assessment
Avant believes that every student can communicate and thrive in a diverse world, and that every educator can be confident in guiding student learning with data, evidence and observation. A leader in language proficiency assessments, Avant provides research-based assessments for World Languages and English in reading, writing, listening and speaking. With expertise in linguistics, assessment, technology and education at their foundation, Avant's solutions build student and teacher confidence in real-world learning and deliver accurate standards-based data to inform the learning process. Delivered via the web, Avant’s assessment tools are easily accessible, personalized and engaging. With iCAN®, STAMP™4S/4Se and Placement™, every student can be ready to thrive in a diverse world.

For more information, press only, contact:
Mary Beth Saddoris, 888-718-7887, marybeth.saddoris(at)avantassessment(dot)com

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