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PROFICIENCY BASED

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

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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.

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#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.

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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 students, schools, and individuals across the globe to qualify for Seal of Biliteracy programs, measure language growth, and illustrate program quality.

PLACEMENT TESTS

Avant’s placement tests are perfect for quickly, easily, and accurately placing students into appropriate language courses. Avant offers placement tests in 7 languages that are used by colleges and universities as well as middle and high schools, around the world.

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

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

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.

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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.

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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 and artificial intelligence technologies with human scoring. Avant’s assessments all align with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Scale. Each assessment is designed to inspire learners to grow and teachers to be more effective.

Preserving Indigenous Hawaiian Language Through Proficiency

Preserving Indigenous Hawaiian Language Through ProficiencyAvant Assessment and Hawaii Department of Education collaborate on ‘Ōlelo Hawai’i language test. Eugene, OR — Avant Assessment, a Eugene-based language proficiency assessment organization recently launched a new Avant STAMP WS (formerly Avant WorldSpeak) proficiency

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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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