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School of Languages, Cultures, and Race College of Arts and Sciences

STAMP Exam

STAndards-Based Measurement of Proficiency (STAMP) Exam

 

** SPRING 2022 **

 

EXAM SIGN UPS for Spring 2022 are now CLOSED

REQUIRED INFORMATION SESSION IS SCHEDULED FOR Thursday, March 24th from 5.10pm to 6:00pm in ADBF (Animal Disease Biotechnology Facility) 1002

 

DID YOU MISS ATTENDING THE INFORMATION SESSION? 
Please contact Professor Sonia Lopez-Lopez for assistance:  silopez-lopez@wsu.edu.

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The STAMP exam for SPRING 2022 will be offered both online and proctored through AVANT.  Please read this page for full details and sign up.

CLOSING DATE TO SIGN UP FOR ONLINE PROCTORING TO TAKE THE EXAM IS Friday, April 8th.  **ONLINE PROCTORING SIGN UP IS NOW CLOSED – YOU MAY STILL SIGN UP FOR IN-PERSON EXAM WHICH CLOSES ON FRIDAY, APRIL 15th**

CLOSING DATE TO SIGN UP FOR IN-PERSON TO TAKE THE EXAM IS Friday, April 15th.

NOTE:  REQUIRED INFORMATION SESSION IS SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 24th in ABDF 1002, 5.10-6:00pm.

 

 

Avant STAMP (STAndards-Based Measurement of Proficiency) is:

  • an internationally recognized web-based test that assesses language proficiency.
  • Avant STAMP 4S test has four sections: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
  • Avant STAMP 4S test questions are based on real-world, everyday situations.
  • Avant STAMP 4S measures a test taker’s language ability according to Benchmark Levels that are based on ACTFL national standards. Test results will indicate the level of proficiency achieved for each section of the test.
  • The Avant STAMP exam is used by the School of Languages Cultures & Race as a proficiency-level exit exam.

 

* Honors students STAMP Proficiency: If you need to take the STAMP proficiency exam to satisfy the Honors College foreign language requirement of the 204 language level, please contact honors@wsu.edu for scheduling or visit the Honors College website for more information.

* International Business students: Business students that are not a language minor or major — please contact your advisor in the Carson College of Business with questions.  The proficiency of the 204 language level is required.  Business students may take the exam in these four languages: Chinese, French, German or Spanish.   For Spring 2022, we have reserved these two dates for Business students to complete the exam – sign up for only one of these dates: 

  • PROCTORED:  Tuesday, April 19th from 1-4pm
  • IN-PERSON:  Tuesday, April 19th from 4-7pm in Thompson Hall 210.

* Foreign Languages Major and Minors:   Foreign Languages major and minor students are required to take the exam at the end of the semester in which they are enrolled in the final language course of their major or minor degree program.  If you have already completed your courses last semester, you NEED to complete the requirement and take the exam.

  • WSU requires the assessment of student proficiency at the end of the major and minor degree programs, and the results from these exams are used to improve the quality of our academic programs.

Exam Completion is Required:

  • Students must complete ALL four parts and sections of the exam and ALL four parts and sections must be gradable. If it is noted that the student did not complete all parts and sections of the exam, students will be notified that they are required to retake the exam.

Exam Cost:

  • The current exam cost is $29.99 for online/proctored exams, and $19.99 for in-person exams.  For those who choose to take the exam by proctor — please expect/look out for an e-mail with instructions to take the exam the week PRIOR to the test date you have chosen to sign up.
 

Languages and Cultures majors and minors:

International Business Students:

 

** NOTES & PROCEDURES FOR Spring 2022  **

 

MANDATORY STAMP EXAM INFORMATION SESSION

  • STAMP Exit Exam Information Session will be held on Thursday, March 24th in ABDF 1002 from 5.10-6pm.  All students are required to attend.  Please contact Professor Sonia Lopez-Lopez if needed:  silopez-lopez@wsu.edu.

 

STAMP Exit Exam schedule and information for SPRING 2022

 

EXAM DATES SIGN UP – Choose one from either PROCTORED or IN-PERSON:

* CLOSING DATE TO SIGN UP FOR ONLINE/PROCTORED EXAMS IS April 8th at 5:00pm.  **ONLINE PROCTORING SIGN UP IS NOW CLOSED – YOU MAY STILL SIGN UP FOR IN-PERSON EXAM WHICH CLOSES ON FRIDAY, APRIL 15th** **

* CLOSING DATE TO SIGN UP FOR IN_PERSON EXAMS IS April 15th at 11:59pm.

  • PROCTORED: Tuesday, April 19th. Exam will be administered from 1-4pm (Business students, as well as minors and majors) selects this day/time slot).
  • PROCTORED: Thursday, April 21st. Exam will be administered from 9-12am.
  • IN-PERSON: Tuesday, April 19th. Exam will be administered in Thompson Hall 210 beginning at 4pm. Three hours are allowed (4-7pm). Business students, as well as minors and majors) selects this day/time slot.
  • IN-PERSON: Wednesday, April 20th. Exam will be administered in Thompson Hall 210 beginning at 4pm. Three hours are allowed (4-7pm)
  • IN-PERSON: Thursday, April 21st. Exam will be administered in Thompson Hall 210 beginning at 4pm. Three hours are allowed (4-7pm)

EXAM LOCATION:

  • PROCTORED = ONLINE.  Although you will be signing up for a date to take the exam, the Avant Registration Link for taking the exam will be provided the week prior to the test, and will be e-mailed to you!
  • IN-PERSON = Thompson Hall 210
EXAM SIGN UPS FOR Spring 2022 are now CLOSED – Only fill out the form ONE time and be sure to close your phone/browser to prevent duplicate entries.   Duplicate entries will be deleted by the oldest entry, and only the most recent one will be kept .

 

For more information or assistance, please contact Sonia Lopez-Lopez, silopez-lopez@wsu.edu.


FAQ’s

Do all foreign language majors and minors have to take the exam?

Yes.

I am an Honors student and have already taken the STAMP exam. Do I have to take it again?

Yes. You will need to take the exam for your language major or minor degree program. The Honors STAMP exam was for the assessment of the language 204 level requirement for the Honors College, while this exam is for the continuance of advanced language in the minor and major areas.

I am a Business student, and a requirement in my major says I need to take the STAMP exam.

Business students that are NOT a language minor or major, may sign up for the STAMP in any of these four languages:  Chinese, French, German or Spanish.  Business students should check with their Business Advisor on the process of the STAMP requirement as it relates to Business majors.  Business Students should sign up for the day of Tuesday, November 30th.

When am I required to take the exam?

  • The STAMP exam is offered each Fall and Spring semester.
  • Foreign Languages major and minor students are required to take the exam at the end of the semester in which they are enrolled in the final language course of their major or minor degree program.
  • Review the Minor and Major checklists:  https://slcr.wsu.edu/foreign-languages-cultures_major/
  • Remember, this exam tests the student’s ability to read, speak and write spontaneously in the language of study, and we like our students to do their best!

How long is the exam?

Students have up to three hours to take the exam.  If you need additional time, please contact Sonia Lopez-Lopez at silopez-lopez@wsu.edu. 

Is the exam graded?

The exam is not letter graded; however – students must complete all of the four components in their entirety.  If any of the components are not completed, students may need to retake the exam.

When will I receive my exam results?

Exam results will be e-mailed individually within 3-4 weeks of having taken the exam.