Every other year, students in fifth grade are given the STAMP Test. After being in the Spanish program for five years, in the elementary school setting, students take their first proficiency test in Spanish.
Here are some useful links to learn about the STAMP test.
STAMP 4Se Websites:
Testing date: to be announced
Make up tests:
|Skill||Estimated time needed||Format|
|Reading||20-30 minutes||30 multiple choice|
|Writing||10 minutes||1 sample for practice and then 2 questions to respond to|
|Listening||25-35 minutes||30 multiple choice (each item automatically repeats twice)|
|Speaking||10 minutes||1 sample for practice and then 2 questions to respond to|
Resources for Parents on Language Learning
- Center for Applied Linguistics website: http://www.cal.org/earlylang/benefits/benefits_of_being_bilingual.htmlThis site contains articles about benefits of learning another language and other websites and resources that apply to language learning.
- American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages website: http://www.actfl.org/advocacy/discover-languages/advocacy/discover-languages/what-the-research-shows/references-cognitive#improves_cognitiveThis website has many articles to show cognitive improvements as a result of learning another language.
- New York Times article on bilingualism: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/18/opinion/sunday/the-benefits-of-bilingualism.html?_r=3&This article speaks to the impact that speaking another language can have on long-term intelligence.
- The Atlantic Times article on brain benefits for multilinguals: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/10/more-languages-better-brain/381193/?single_page=true&google_editors_picks=true