PLACE Guides for Testing Coordinators

Monitor Scoring​

Self-Evaluation Section

The Avant PLACE language test is a semi-adaptive test that allows test takers to self-identify their language abilities. Upon logging in, the test taker answers a series of questions indicating what they believe they can do in the language across five modes of communication (Reading, Writing, Listening, Presentational Speaking, and Interpersonal Speaking). Self-Evaluation scores are available when the test taker completes the section.

Refer to the Self-Evaluation Guide for more information regarding the type of questions in this section.

Reading and Contextualized Grammar Sections

Reading and Contextualized Grammar scores are available when the test taker completes the section.

Writing and Speaking Sections

The Avant PLACE test Writing and Speaking responses are evaluated by Avant’s Certified Raters using the Avant PLACE Rubric

Writing and Speaking scores are typically available within 5 to 7 business days depending on the language, volume of testing, and type of test

Level Keys

Scoring is done using Benchmark Levels 1-7. The levels are associated with Benchmark Categories of Novice, Intermediate and Advanced as shown in the Level Keys below. The numbers 1-7 for Writing and Speaking relate to the ACTFL scale in the following manner:

The Avant PLACE test Writing and Speaking responses are evaluated by Avant’s Certified Raters using the Avant PLACE Rubric.

Updated October 2021
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