Looking for ways to prepare your students for Avant’s STAMP Test? Good news! Extempore is Avant Assessment’s official partner to provide STAMP and official practice. By combining the versatility of Extempore’s platform with the engaging real-world content from Avant, set your students up for success with the following pre-made importable practice activities. For more information and resources please visit Avant’s STAMP Power Up Guide and Writing Examples.
Seal of Biliteracy Hundreds of districts use Avant's STAMP 4S™ proficiency test to qualify students for the state and Global Seals of Biliteracy awards and use the Avant STAMP 4Se™ test to put younger students on the path to earning the seals.
Measure Growth By delivering accurate data on students' real-world language proficiency levels, Avant STAMP™ facilitates progress monitoring through measurement of individual, group, and program growth.
Gauge Program Quality Avant STAMP™ provides constructive analysis and data for program development, enabling educators to improve language learning outcomes and make more informed decisions on curriculum and training.
As we do every year, we use the summer break to push updates to the platform. Some of these updates are major new features; but many others are small tweaks, performance and usability improvements that are reported to us during the year. That being said, we’re excited to announce the first one of the summer![...]
Posted on 2020-06-26 by Thomas Murr
Guest Post by Susana Perez-Castillejo, PhD, Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of St. Thomas. Beyond the Zoom breakout rooms for speaking activities and shared Google docs for collaborative writing practice, there are other tools we can leverage to make our synchronous class meetings a bit more interactive. These are ideas I have been learning these past few[...]
Posted on 2020-04-16 by Thomas Murr
Nowadays technological developments have affected our lives, how we communicate, how we learn and, of course, our way of teaching. Indeed, it is almost impossible to find a language class that does not use some technological support. Computer assisted language learning has changed the practice of teaching (Chapelle & Voss, 2016). Technology in Language[...]
Posted on 2020-02-10 by Thomas Murr