International schools are educating students who need to function in both the Arabic and English speaking worlds. By using the Avant APT to measure their students’ proficiency levels schools can assure all stakeholders, including parents and local education ministries, that their students are graduating with high levels of Arabic proficiency.
Avant developed the Arabic Proficiency Test (APT) for Mother Tongue Arabic speakers with the same rigorous standards and assessment philosophy as Avant STAMP. The APT measures real-world proficiency and allows students to demonstrate their actual skills. Developed in collaboration with a leading educational institution in the Arabic speaking world, the APT is adaptive and designed to measure the real world proficiency levels in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) of students who are being educated in English-medium international schools. Schools that deliver the APT use the data to refocus their curricula and introduce professional development to hone their teachers’ ability to deliver improved outcomes.
Avant STAMP for Arabic
(STAndards-based Measurement of Proficiency)
STAMP 4Se Grades 2-6 and
STAMP 4S Grades 7-Adult
Avant STAMP 4S can measure the growth in proficiency of second language learners of Arabic, provide data to improve proficiency outcomes, and empower administrators to make more informed decisions on curriculum and teacher training. Many leading language programs are using Avant STAMP data to refocus their curricula and introduce professional development to hone their teachers’ ability to deliver improved outcomes.
Avant STAMP engages students with real-world content that is leveled according to the topics commonly taught at each level of instruction. STAMP’s adaptive test design adjusts to a student’s level so s/he is challenged, but not overwhelmed.
Avant PLACE will place your students quickly, easily, and accurately, saving time and money. Avant PLACE goes beyond other placement tests by measuring writing and speaking as well as reading comprehension and grammar. Only Avant PLACE allows teachers to access students’ scored speaking and writing responses to help place borderline students. Quick and convenient, Avant PLACE can be taken anytime, anywhere, and lasts just 40 minutes. Teachers and administrators can access a dashboard with demographic data, individual section scores, and a recommended placement level.
Avant will work with an individual institution to fine-tune the reporting to its placement levels. We also offer an individual payment option for students to pay for the test online. Avant PLACE is used by many leading colleges and universities that seek a robust and turnkey placement solution.
"The Avant APT is the perfect solution for our program. Since 2012 we administer the APT to all of our students from grade 3 to grade 10 every spring. We use the data to measure student growth and evaluate our program."
Head of Arabic & Islamic Curriculum, Qatar Academy