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Improve Student Outcomes
Teachers gain a better understanding of how to apply the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and how to help students reach their goals.
Earn Professional Development Units
Avant ADVANCE is a quick and affordable solution to allow more educators to earn professional development units.
Assigning 10-12 Professional Development Units (PDU’s) for completing the training is the common practice in the majority of districts we work with.
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About Avant ADVANCE
Avant ADVANCE is an online training tool that increases teachers’ ability to accurately score student writing responses and internalize the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. Trainees learn level-specific features and criteria that define the different levels.
Avant ADVANCE will help teachers score with higher accuracy, confidence and inter-rater reliability. Designed with scaffolded, self-paced modules, trainees practice on rating student writing samples, receiving immediate feedback on rating accuracy on Novice through Advanced-level responses. Trainees may also participate in online refresher practice at any point during their subscription term.
On average, it will take a total of 12 to 15 hours to complete all the Sections. Each Module contains 2-3 training videos, which can run from 5-10 minutes each. Twenty-five written practice responses are included in a Module Test at the end of each Module.
When all Modules are complete with a high level of accuracy, teachers will take a certification test to prove abilities to score student samples at a very high agreement level across all proficiency levels. Avant ADVANCE will fundamentally change teachers’ perspectives and empower them to transform their teaching toward real-world proficiency.
Avant ADVANCE is based on the system and software that Avant built and refined over 14 years to train, certify and manage our Avant STAMP assessment raters.
Updated October 2023