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The Avant Arabic Proficiency Test (APT) Teacher Login option can be used to:
Three variations of the teacher login are available, with different access levels for each:
If you are using a district/organization or school/sub-organization viewing code, use the View Summary feature to drill down to the desired class/testing group. To request school/district login, contact: Avant Client Support – call 888-713-7787 or email – email@example.com
The resulting screen will display Level Keys, a Date Range selector, Language Summary Charts and either a Test Results list or a list of classes that you can select to drill into to access the Test Results list.
Scoring is done using Benchmark Levels 1-10. The levels are associated with Benchmark Categories of Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, and Superior as shown in the Level Keys below. This Benchmark Scale aligns to the ACTFL scale as shown below. For more information about these levels please refer to our Proficiency levels & Rubric/Scoring Guide.
The Date Range defaults to six months. To select a different date, type the date or click the calendar icon, then, click Search as shown in the image above.
The initial screen shows summary charts for each section of the test: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
The Test Taker lists show test information for each test taker. These lists will start to show data as soon as the test taker completes the Student Profile screen. Reading and Listening scores are available as soon as the test taker completes those sections (refresh the page for updates). Writing and Speaking scores are typically available in 5 to 7 business days. They may be available sooner, so check the test results screen periodically to determine the grading progress.
For Reading and Listening sections of the test, you may also see a Scaled Score to the right of the level. These can be used to track student progress within the levels.
||The test taker has not started this section of the test. If all sections are marked “Not Started,” the test taker has completed only the Student Profile.|
||The test taker has started, but not completed, this section of the test. For the Writing and Speaking sections, click the View link to see how many responses have been submitted.|
||This section of the test is complete, but grading is not complete for one or more responses. Click the View link to see how many responses have been graded.|
Graders were not able to rate any of the responses in the section. To determine the cause, click the View link to review the test taker’s responses. Possible reasons for “Not Ratable” Writing or Speaking responses include:
A minus sign after the level for a Writing or Speaking score indicates that of the three necessary ratable responses the test taker only submitted one. This serves as an alert that limited evidence was available to establish the score.
Individual Reports show the Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking levels attained on the Avant Arabic Proficiency Test (APT) for each test taker. They provide in clear, direct language what test takers at each level are generally able to do.
Each test taker’s report has a scoring graphic for each section of the test. This inverted pyramid has a yellow-filled area that depicts the level attained. The level is also shown in the blue bar for each section of the test.
For the Writing and Speaking phases of the test, an additional blue-filled area will appear if the test taker had one test item that scored at a higher level. This serves as an alert that the test taker is operating across a range of proficiency levels with this skill. This situation is quite common for test takers in the Novice and Intermediate ranges, mostly due to limited topic exposure and control.
In the Individual Report, you're able to see and listen to the written responses and recorded audio responses the test takers submit. For the Writing and Speaking sections, click on Sample 1, Sample 2 and Sample 3 to read or hear the test taker's actual response for each specific task. This can also be helpful for understanding why responses were marked as Not Ratable.
Test takers who experience technical difficulties resulting in Not Ratable scores can have the specific test section reset. This will allow the student to log back in and select the desired section. Resetting a test or section will delete any information that has been entered in that section or test and the test taker will need to be instructed to re-take any reset section.
NOTE: We are only able to reset entire sections or tests, and not individual questions/prompts.
Contact Avant Client Support: Call 888-713-7887 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have students that accidentally skipped a test section due to technical issues, a phone call to client support with the student's Login Name and Test Code will bring an immediate solution, as they will be able to reset the test or section.
You can also send an email to support for non-immediate requests and questions, listing the student's Login Name, Test Code and providing a brief description of the issue or topic to help the support team investigate the matter and provide a response.
Student Login Names can be located on the Teacher Results viewing account screens. Providing the exact Login Name ensures that we will reset/delete the desired login, as other logins are often very similar, and we would hate to delete any of their work unintentionally.
The Line Item Summary download creates an Excel file that includes student profile information along with the test taker test results and other test-taking data. From the spreadsheet you can create a customized report with just the fields you want, and sort it as needed.
To create the download file:
A portion of the file is shown below. Information in the file falls into three groups:
In many cases, a screen print of the Summary Charts on the test results screen will meet your needs for graphical presentation of the summary information. However, if you prefer to create a different style of chart or graph, the Summary Chart download makes it easy to create an Excel file with the information from the Summary Charts.
To create the download file:
The resulting Excel file will have summary information for each level.
There are eight columns of information for each level. For each domain, there is a column that displays the total number of test takers at the level and the total percent of test takers at the level. See example above.
You can also select the spreadsheet data that you want to chart, and follow Excel instructions for designing a custom chart of your data, as shown in the example above.
Updated September 2017