At Avant, we are dedicated to providing tools for the language journey of students, educators and more. We are excited about opportunities to partner with schools or businesses to help them succeed with their language goals.
The National Association for Korean Schools
The National Association for Korean Schools (NAKS) cultivates the development of strong bonds of friendship and instruction in Korean language, culture, and history among Korean schools. It is an organization operating to nurture and educate Korean Americans in the U.S. Its objective is to instill pride in Korean Americans through proper knowledge and understanding of Korea and its culture, history, and language. Its other objective is to examine and influence the educational policies and practices of the Ministry of Education in Korea and the U.S. Department of Education to benefit Korean Americans.
The National Council of Less Commonly Tested Languages Strategic Alliance
NCOLCTL is a professional association that promotes, develops, and advances the teaching of less commonly taught languages worldwide. Avant Assessment is a leader in supporting effective language learning outcomes and language equity through language proficiency assessment and professional learning for educators.
The strategic alliance will provide benefits for students and teachers alike. All members of the NCOLCTL and their students will have expanded access to Avant’s STAMP ™ (STAndards-based Measurement of Proficiency) assessments. Additionally, Avant will develop one new language assessment each year that is selected through a vote of the NCOLCTL membership.
American Association of Teachers of German Strategic Alliance
Leaders in language learning align to provide students language proficiency credentials.
Cherry Hill, NJ – The American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) and Avant Assessment are pleased to jointly announce a strategic alliance. AATG is a professional association that promotes, develops, and advances the teaching of German worldwide and Avant Assessment is a leader in language proficiency assessment and professional learning training.
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Strategic Alliance
Birmingham, AL – The American Association of Teachers of Spanish (AATSP) and Avant Assessment are pleased to jointly announce a strategic alliance. AATSP is a professional association that promotes, develops and advances the teaching of Spanish and Portuguese worldwide and Avant Assessment is a leader in language proficiency assessment and professional learning training.
Chesterton, IN – The National Spanish Examinations (NSE) – a program of the AATSP – administers a range of assessment tools for students in Spanish classes from grades 1 – 12, and students in Portuguese classes from grades 7 – 12. The NSE purposefully promotes achievement and proficiency in language learning through assessments, contests, and scholarships to students and teachers. The NSE is working with Avant to offer discounted STAMP tests to teachers and students that can qualify them for a State or Global Seal of Biliteracy to augment their portfolios in a way that withstands scrutiny from colleges and employers. Teachers have the opportunity to capitalize on Avant’s professional development tools.
New Mexico Public Education Department Partnership
In 2019, we established a partnership with the New Mexico Public Education Department to be the exclusive Spanish language proficiency assessment partner for the state. Other than Utah, New Mexico is the only state in the country that offers state funding for Bilingual Programs. The new assessment adoption will provide feedback for bilingual educators, allow schools and districts to benchmark students at each grade level, and inform teaching in real-time to improve learning outcomes.
Below is a mini video series we created to highlight how Avant Assessment has been helping Albuquerque Public Schools and why language assessment is so important!
Albuquerque Public Schools Shares Their Experience
Asia Society Partnership
In 2020, the Asia Society partnered with Avant Assessment to provide its Chinese Language Partner Schools with access to Avant’s STAMP Chinese Language proficiency assessments and its MORE learning courses for teachers. This partnership will also offer students the chance to earn recognition for their language skills by giving them the opportunity to qualify for the State or Global Seals of Biliteracy. This is an important opportunity for students to have the ability to continue their language journey at home during this critical period.
National African Language Resource Center Partnership
Avant Assessment recently partnered with the National African Language Resource Center (NALRC) at Indiana University Bloomington to provide STAMP language assessments in Swahili and Yoruba. This partnership is incredibly valuable for students, as there wasn’t a previous former mechanism for testing student proficiency in these languages. The students can now be offered recognition for demonstrating high levels of language fluency and the opportunity to qualify for their State Seals or the Global Seal of Biliteracy.