Avant.

Language Assessment and
Professional Learning Solutions​

Helping you create a brighter future through the magic of language.

All STAMP and APT assessments are recommended for college credit by American Council on Education (ACE).

PROFICIENCY BASED

Avant creates paths to proficiency with innovative tools, real-world language proficiency tests, and scoring aligned with the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.

RELIABLE SCORES

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.

#1 CLIENT SUPPORT

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.

Our Products

Test and train with all of Avant’s language proficiency products designed to meet your
testing 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.

PROFICIENCY TESTS

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. 

STAMP: 4-skill language proficiency test
STAMP WS/ Worldspeak: 2-skill test of less commonly taught languages
Arabic Proficiency Test: 4-skill test for native Arabic speakers
STAMP for ASL
STAMP for Latin

PLACEMENT TESTS

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.

PLACE: 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

Professional Development: Building Teachers’ Paths to Proficiency

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

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Professional Development Workshops

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. 

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Avant ADVANCE

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.

Heritage language professionals! This one is for you, this weekend we are proud to be sponsoring UW STARTALKS's Heritage Language Symposium. This event is free and may be used to earn 3+ clock hours for #WAFLT members! Get registered here: https://bit.ly/3DqRhk9 #UW #Language

Just wrapped up our third stop on the #AvantColombia tour in Medellin! We visited with another amazing group of educators that serve students from preschool all the way through higher education in the #Medellin area. Thank you everyone that made it out! #Colombia #Language

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