Avant focuses on assessing real-world language proficiency with spontaneous, unrehearsed content and scoring based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.

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With comprehensive teacher reports of student data, Avant supplies the tools necessary for schools and districts to monitor and display student and program success.

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With Avant, there is always a real human ready to provide timely support to assure a smooth testing experience.

Building Learners’ Paths to Proficiency

Avant offers three proficiency tests and two placement tests that cover a range of needs, languages and ages. All of Avant’s online tests assess true language proficiency with reliable and accurate data and are easy to use, cost effective, and provide quick results.

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Proficiency Tests

Avant’s computer adaptive language proficiency tests are used by students, schools, and individuals across the globe to qualify for Seal of Biliteracy programs, measure language growth, and illustrate program quality.


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2-skill test of less commonly taught languages

Arabic Proficiency Test

4-skill test for native Arabic speakers


Placement Tests

Avant’s placement tests are perfect for quickly, easily, and accurately placing students into appropriate language courses. Avant offers placement tests in 8 languages that are used by colleges and universities as well as middle and high schools, around the world.


Measures Reading, Writing, Speaking, & Contextualized Grammar in 7 languages

Spanish Heritage Language (SHL) Test

Measures Grammar, Verb Use, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing, & Speaking of heritage Spanish Speakers

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Building Teachers’ Paths to Proficiency

Avant offers a range of Professional Development Sessions as well as our online  teacher training tool, Avant ADVANCE, to help educators reach their goals and propel their students toward success.

Professional Development Sessions

Whether you are looking to learn how to utilize data collected from language proficiency tests or want to learn more about classroom strategies, Avant offers a wide array of sessions, both online and onsite, that are guaranteed to enhance your language program and further your professional development as an educator.


Learn how to rate student writing responses according to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines with Avant ADVANCE, a faster, better, online way of helping teachers internalize the standards with immediate feedback. Avant ADVANCE offers the ability to practice on a deep bank of student responses for an entire year enabling you to keep your rating skills fresh through ongoing practice.

You Are In Good Company

Check out some of the schools and districts we are working with and hear what they have to say about our assessments!

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