What is the purpose of proficiency testing?

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As Blue Valley Dual Language Immersion grows, the district commits to regularly evaluate our program in order to maximize practices that best meet the needs of our learners. 

To this end, the district will collect data annually via the STAMP, a language proficiency test. This grade-level data will highlight programmatic strengths as well as areas where we can further adapt, refine and adjust our practices. This data will influence and guide decision-making related to resource selection, pedagogical practices, professional development, etc. In addition, this data will yield a holistic representation of the language development of cohorts as they age through the program.