Language Assessment and
Professional Learning Solutions
Helping you create a brighter future through the magic of language.
Avant STAMP 4S, WS, and APT are recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE).
Avant creates paths to proficiency with innovative tools, real-world language proficiency tests, and scoring aligned with the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.
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.
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.
STAMP: 4-skill language proficiency test
STAMP WS: 2-skill test of less commonly tested languages
Arabic Proficiency Test: 4-skill test for native Arabic speakers
STAMP for ASL
STAMP for Latin
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.
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.
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.
Welcome Gregg Roberts, Dual Language Innovation Coordinator
Welcome Gregg Roberts, Dual Language Innovation Coordinator We are thrilled to welcome a new member to our team that brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Dual Language Immersion field. Please join us in extending a warm welcome
Welcome James Mattiace, International Schools Account Manager
Welcome James Mattiace, International Schools Account Manager We are excited to announce that James Mattiace has joined our team to assist international PK-12 schools with their language assessment and professional learning needs. With extensive experience as an administrator and teacher