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.


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.