Arabic Proficiency Test (APT) – Getting Started
Successful startup for the Arabic Proficiency test typically involves people in the following roles:
The Testing Coordinator serves as the primary point of contact and overall coordinator for the testing. Responsibilities include:
Distribute Test Codes and Passwords to teachers/proctors.
Determine how to use the Login Name field (a required field on the login screen of the test).
Provide test teacher/proctors with Student ID lists, if appropriate.
Read the following user guides:
Ensure readiness by working with your organization’s Technology Representative.
Check with your Technology Representative to determine if sufficient bandwidth is available for the size of your testing groups.
Determine your testing schedule.
Arabic Proficiency Test is available 24/7
If system maintenance is necessary, the Arabic Proficiency Test login screen at app.avantassessment.com will display a maintenance notification.
Plan for make-up exams and test completion for test takers who may take longer than expected.
The Technology Representative ensures that computers used for testing meet the technical requirements and have the necessary tools for testing. Responsibilities include:
Read the Assessment Technology Guide and ensure that requirements are met.
Complete the preparation steps listed in the Assessment Technology Guide.
Configure headsets. See the Headset Guide.
Setup Arabic keyboard input system. See the Writing Input Guide
When setting up your test groups, we suggest creating groups based on how you wish to have the results grouped together. Avant will create a test code for each group. For example, all Arabic Year 4 students could be in one testing group. However, if your school has many classes of Year 4 students with multiple instructors and you want to keep your results separate, we would suggest you create one testing group for each classroom of Year 4 students per instructor. It is not necessary to put your students’ names on the Set-Up Form. When the students login to take the test at app.avantassessment.com/, the student will enter the test code and password (provided by Avant) and a unique Login Name (not provided by Avant). On the next screen, the student will be asked to enter his/her first name and last name.
The Login Name can refer to any student identifier used by your school. Every student must have a unique Login Name to login to the Arabic Proficiency Test. Also, the test taker will need to remember their Login Name to resume an “IN PROGRESS” test. This information can be found in the Proctoring Guide.
If your school does not have unique Student ID numbers for its students, a student’s first and last name will suffice as long as there are no students with the exact same names in one Testing Group.
Avant Support Representatives
Provide documentation for Arabic Proficiency Test Testing Coordinators, Technology Representatives and Teachers/Proctors.
Provide email and phone support to Testing Coordinators, Technology Representatives, Teachers, and Proctors.
Updated September 2018
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