4.6.c Empower Students

4.6.c Partner with educators to empower students to use learning data to set their own goals and measure their progress.

Many Dual Language programs use The Avant STAMP™ (Standards-based Measurement of Proficiency) language test to measure and monitor Dual Language students’ language proficiency in the program. This test was created at the University of Oregon to improve language-learning outcomes and support excellence in language programs. STAMP generates student assessment data to show proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

https://avantassessment.com/stamp-4s-test-taker-parent-guide-english

In Middle School Dual Language program, students take the STAMP test in 6th grade and 8th grade to show language proficiency progress in three years. I partnered with the 8th grade Dual Language literacy teacher to arrange an individual goal-setting conference with each Dual Language student at the beginning of 8th grade. During the goal-setting conference, teacher and student reviewed their 6th-grade assessment data in all four assessed areas, a district benchmark for 8th-grade Dual Language students, and student set their individual goals for the end of the 8th-grade STAMP assessment. In addition, students and the teacher reviewed the rubric for the student’s target level and listed action items to reach the language proficiency goal. Mid-year check-in using Microsoft form was used for students to self-reflect on their progress and inform the teacher to identify support needed to reach the goal.