World Language Classes

World Language Classes

Teachers will be administering the STAMP Test in their classes over the next few weeks. The STAMP Test is the “Standards-based Measurement of Proficiency”. It is a test that assesses students’ language proficiency in the areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Proficiency is an outward expression of spontaneous, unrehearsed communication and is measured on a spectrum of novice, intermediate, advanced, and distinguished. For more information on proficiency, please visit our website:  https://sites.google.com/view/languageproficiency/home. The STAMP Test gives us a measure of a student’s language ability according to benchmark levels based on our state and national language standards. Our language teachers will use this information to inform instruction, align curriculum, and craft future goals.

During the STAMP assessment, students may not use or have access to paper, writing utensils, or cell phones. Also, no other application may be open on their computers. Students must use school appropriate language in their responses on the writing and speaking portions of the test. Students will need to come prepared to class with their charged computer. They may also bring a headset with a microphone.