STAMP Testing

  • Upcoming testing dates/times:

    Fall: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 1:30-4:30pm - WLHS, Upstairs Forum
    Registration Deadline October 5th - Register here *Registration for this date is now closed.

    Monday, November 8th at 9:00am - WLHS, Forum - Registration Deadline October 31st - Register here

    Spring: Wednesday, March 16, 2022 1:30-4:30pm - WLHS, Upstairs Forum
    Registration Deadline February 28th * Registration opens on October 28th.

    Contact Mrs. Yuliana Rodarte (rodartey@wlwv.k12.or.us) in the Main Office with questions or concerns regarding the exam.

    What is the STAMP?

    • The STAMP (Standards-Based Measurement of Proficiency) is a web-based test that assesses language proficiency.
    • STAMP test has four sections – Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking
    • The STAMP measures a test taker’s language ability according to Benchmark Levels that are based on national (ACTFL) standards.
    • The STAMP takes approximately 3-3.5 hours to complete.

     Who should consider taking the STAMP assessment?

    • Students wanting to demonstrate proficiency in a World Language to qualify for the Oregon Seal of Biliteracy.
    • Students who are Biliterate in English and: 
      • Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Simplified or Traditional), Polish, Portugese, Russian, and Spanish. 

     How to register?

    • Contact your school counselor, ELD or World Language teacher. for more information on specific dates, times, locations, and languages.

    How are Proficiency Based Credits earned?

    • Students can earn up to (4.0) Proficiency Based Credits that will appear on their transcript, for courses not previously completed or in which they are currently enrolled. 

    STAMP Score

    HS Credit

    Benchmark 9

    4 credits

    Benchmark 8

    4 credits

    Benchmark 7

    4 credits

    Benchmark 6

    4 credits

    Benchmark 5

    3 credits

    Benchmark 4

    2 credits

    Benchmark 3

    1 credit

    Benchmark 2

    0 credits

    Benchmark 1

    0 credits

    • Students who score at Benchmark 6 or above in all domains (reading, listening, writing, and speaking) can use the STAMP as a qualifying assessment for the Oregon Seal of Biliteracy.

     What is the test like?

    Sample tests are available at: https://www.update.avantassessment.com/sample-tests#4S_Sample