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FAQs about the Pre-Purchase Order Process

What will happen after I submit my order?

Avant will send you an invoice for the number of ordered tests at $49.90 per test. The invoice will not become due until December 1, 2019. If we have received a total of 1,000 combined pre-purchase orders for the two tests by December 1, 2019, we will plan to develop the two tests and will notify each ordering entity that their payment is due. If we have not received a total of 1,000 combined pre-purchase orders for the two tests by December 1, 2019, we will cancel plans to develop the test and will notify you that you do not need to pay your invoice.

Do not pay your invoice until you receive notification that the test-development project has been approved.

WHAT WILL AN INVOICE LOOK LIKE?

Click here to view and download a sample invoice from Avant:

May I contact Avant if I have questions?

Yes! If you should have any questions about the order process, please contact Justine Hall, Avant Account Associate, at justine.hall@avantassessment.com or 541.743.8917.

WHAT ARE AVANT WORLDSPEAK TESTS?

Avant WorldSpeak Language Proficiency Tests assess students’ Writing and Speaking online. Avant began developing WorldSpeak tests in 2017 to address the needs of special language communities that required a valid and rigorous third-party assessment to qualify speakers of their languages for Credit-by-Exam or for State or Global Seals of Biliteracy.  

Test takers begin with a self-assessment that uses Can-Do Statements. Based on their score, test takers are given four Speaking and four Writing prompts with three prompts delivered at the self-assessed level and one prompt delivered at a level above the self-assessed level. Responses are scored by trained and certified raters who are members of the language community. Avant WorldSpeak provides the same detailed reporting of levels as Avant’s other assessments based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. Avant WorldSpeak utilizes spontaneous, unrehearsed situations to measure real-world language proficiency scoring at levels Novice through Advanced based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.

HOW DOES AVANT SELECT LANGUAGES FOR WHICH TO DEVELOP WORLDSPEAK TESTS?

We have used several methods for selecting languages in the past. Unfortunately, some of the languages for which we developed Avant WorldSpeak tests did not generate enough test takers to support the costs of building the tests or the recruiting, training, and maintenance of raters. Based upon this experience, we have created the following policy when developing a new WorldSpeak test: the language community is required to order 500 tests at the list price of $49.90 each. When Chuukese and Marshallese have met the requirements of the policy, Avant will build the tests!

DOes my organization NEED TO ORDER ALL 500 TESTS?

No, the minimum requirement for each pre-purchasing organization is 5 tests. As long as your organization orders a minimum of 5 tests, you can contribute to the required 500 test minimum per language.

IF 1,000 TESTS ARE ORDERED AND AVANT BUILDS THE TESTS, WHEN WILL THEY BE READY TO DELIVER?

The tests will be ready to deliver on or before April 1, 2020.

HOW LONG DOES AN ENTITY HAVE TO USE THE TESTS?

The entity can use the tests anytime within three years from the date the test is launched.

WILL AVANT NEED ANY SUPPORT FROM THE ENTITIES THAT ORDER THE TESTS?

Yes, Avant will need the entities to introduce native speakers of the language who Avant can hire and pay to translate parts of the test and also to be trained and certified to rate the test responses.

in Which languages is Avant WorldSpeak Currently Available?

Avant WorldSpeak is offered 18 languages:

  • Amharic

  • Armenian

  • Chin (Hakha)

  • Czech

  • English

  • Filipino (Tagalog)

  • Haitian-Creole

  • Hmong

  • Ilocano

  • Samoan

  • Turkish

  • Urdu

  • Vietnamese

  • Yup’ik

  • Somali Maay Maay

  • Somali Maxaa

  • Tamil

  • Telugu

More details about Avant WorldSpeak:

Avant WorldSpeak FAQs:

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Avant WorldSpeak User Guides:

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