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Avant STAMP for ASL
Now available for High School students.
You can depend on our expertise to generate accurate data that drives language proficiency initiatives. With our reputable assessments, you can monitor performance to inspire learners to grow and teachers to be more effective.
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We’re here when you need us. You can call and speak directly with one of our language assessment experts, who will provide you with timely support to ensure a rewarding and productive testing experience.
List of Test Languages
Avant’s proficiency assessments measure real-world communication skills in 45 languages.
- American Sign Language (ASL)
- Cabo Verdean
- Chin (Hakha)
- Filipino (Tagalog)
- Hawaiian (‘Ōlelo Hawai’i)
- Mandarin (Simplified)
- Mandarin (Traditional)
- Portuguese (Brazilian)
- Somali Maay Maay
- Somali Maxaa
- Spanish Medical
- Spanish Monolingual
Test and train with all of Avant’s language proficiency products designed to meet your assessment and professional development needs.
Building Learners’ Paths to Proficiency
Avant offers proficiency and 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.
Avant’s computer adaptive language proficiency tests are used by schools, districts, and individuals across the globe to qualify for State and Global Seal of Biliteracy programs, measure language growth and illustrate program quality.
Business entities use Avant’s solutions for hiring and language skill verification.
Avant’s language placement tests are perfect for quickly, easily, and accurately placing students into appropriate language courses. Avant offers placement tests in seven languages that are used by colleges and universities as well as middle and high schools, around the world.
Professional Development: Building Teachers’ Paths to Proficiency
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 professional learning that is guaranteed to enhance your language program and further your professional development as an educator. Workshops are offered virtual and in-person. We can customize workshops to fit your budget.
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.
The Avant Story
Co-founded in 2001 by David and Sheila Bong and Dr. Carl Falsgraf, Avant delivered the world’s first online language proficiency assessments. Avant assesses real-world proficiency by pairing innovative computer adaptive technologies with human scoring. Avant’s assessments all align with the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. Each assessment is designed to inspire learners to grow and teachers to be more effective.
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