Online Teacher Training Tool on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines
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Learn the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines at your convenience with online training, instant feedback, and unlimited access to practice exercises
EARN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNITS
Avant ADVANCE is a quick and affordable solution to allow more educators to earn professional development units.
IMPROVE STUDENT OUTCOMES
Teachers gain a better understanding of how to apply the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and how to help students reach their goals.
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About Avant ADVANCE
Avant ADVANCE liberates teachers from the limits of face-to-face training and increases their ability to accurately score student responses, which will improve writing and speaking outcomes in the classroom. Teachers will learn the principles of the ACTFL Language Proficiency standards, practice rating student responses, and receive immediate feedback on their rating accuracy on novice through advanced level responses.
Until Avant ADVANCE, the only way to learn how to rate using the proficiency standards has been to travel to a specific site to receive several days of face-to-face training. It has not been possible to train online, learn how to rate student responses, receive immediate feedback on rating accuracy, or to participate in online refresher practice. With Avant ADVANCE, teachers can do all of those and learn how to rate student written responses anytime and anywhere for a fraction of the cost of face-to-face training programs.
Avant ADVANCE is based on the system and software that Avant has built and refined over 12 years to train, certify and manage our STAMP assessment raters. Teachers will learn the principles of the standards, practice rating student responses and receive immediate feedback on their rating accuracy on novice through advanced level responses. They will progress through the training sessions, complete practice tests, and then take a certification test to prove their ability to score student samples at a very high agreement level. Avant ADVANCE will liberate teachers from limiting face-to-face training scenarios and will increase their ability to accurately score student responses, and improve writing and speaking outcomes in the classroom.
Avant ADVANCE is offered in Arabic (MSA), English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, and Spanish.