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Avant Newsletter – July 2021

IN THIS EDITION: Diversity Statement WorldSpeak has a New Name & New Pricing! New Combinations of Test Sections for all STAMP Tests Remote Proctoring and Avant’s New Retake Policy Clever Integration & Automated Rostering Global Y-C.R.E.D! A MESSAGE FROM AVANT’S CEO, DAVID BONG At long last, this COVID school year is over. As parents and

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Avant Newsletter – January 2021

The son of Avant’s Director of Assessment and Research, Dr. Victor Santos IN THIS EDITION: New Partnership with the AATSP Asia Society Alliance NCOLCTL (National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages) Partnership NALRC (National African Language Resource Center) Partnership A MESSAGE FROM AVANT’S CEO, DAVID BONG Dear Friends of Avant, Over the years we have

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Avant Newsletter – October 2020

IN THIS EDITION: Remote Proctoring Clever Partnership Adaptive Test Technology Supporting Early Language Learners A MESSAGE FROM AVANT’S CEO, DAVID BONG We continue to push forward at Avant. In the challenges we face, we can see opportunities to improve our products and services. I want to take this chance to update you on some of

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Avant Newsletter – November 2019

AVANT NEWSLETTER November 2019 IN THIS EDITION Avant’s Growing Team Partnership with Albuquerque Public Schools New STAMP Reports Where You’ll Find Us! A MESSAGE FROM AVANT’S CEO, DAVID BONG Greetings from Eugene where the rains have returned and the leaves have turned to gold.  We are thrilled that Dawn Samples joined the Avant team in

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Avant Newsletter – May 2019

AVANT NEWSLETTER May 2019 IN THIS EDITION:  Avant’s Growing Team Yup’ik Assessment & Flashcards Featured in Language Magazine Using STAMP to Create a Culture of Learning at the College of DuPage A MESSAGE FROM AVANT’S CEO, DAVID BONG As the rains fade and the sun returns to Oregon, we have lots of exciting news to

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Avant Newsletter – March 2019

AVANT NEWSLETTER March 2019 IN THIS EDITION:  New Language Tests Coming April 10th, 2019 STAMP Annual Averages for 2017-2018 A MESSAGE FROM AVANT’S CEO, DAVID BONG In today’s global economy and multicultural society, language skills are as valuable as math and science. Awards like the State and Global Seal of Biliteracy have gained popularity as credentials

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Avant Newsletter – February 2018

AVANT NEWSLETTER February 2018 IN THIS EDITION:  A Message from Avant’s CEO Data Literacy: It Doesn’t Take an Einstein Listen Closely: The Avant Annual Proficiency Report Where You’ll Find Us! A MESSAGE FROM AVANT’S CEO, DAVID BONG Why do we test our students? Because my district, state, etc. requires it?  Or because we want to

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Avant Newsletter – December 2017

AVANT NEWSLETTER December 2017 IN THIS EDITION: A Message from Avant’s CEO Avant STAMP Results — National Averages 2016-2017 Listen Closely: The Avant Annual Proficiency Report Avant ADVANCE: Bringing the Standards to Life A MESSAGE FROM AVANT’S CEO, DAVID BONG Greetings from rainy Eugene. In this newsletter we are releasing our 2017 STAMP National Averages

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Avant Newsletter – November 2017

AVANT NEWSLETTER November 2017 IN THIS EDITION: A Message from Avant’s CEO Avant ADVANCE: Bringing the Standards to Life Training Raters, Transforming Classrooms Find us at ACTFL 2017 in Nashville! A MESSAGE FROM AVANT’S CEO, DAVID BONG Everything that we do at Avant is driven by the mantra that Proficiency is the Goal.When we started

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Avant Newsletter – October 2017

AVANT NEWSLETTER October 2017 IN THIS EDITION: A Message from Avant’s CEO Interview with Marzanna Owinski Interview with James Lin Interview with Dawn Samples Where You’ll Find Us!   A MESSAGE FROM AVANT’S CEO, DAVID BONG Fall is here at last. I am excited to announce two new partnerships for Avant. On September 1, Avant

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Avant Newsletter – August 2017

IN THIS EDITION: Using Avant STAMP To Support a University Language Program An update on the $1000 bet from Avant’s CEO David Bong  What Avant Has Been Up To New Additions to Our Team USING AVANT STAMP TO SUPPORT A UNIVERSITY LANGUAGE PROGRAM “The Avant STAMP 4S test has given our foreign language faculty the

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Avant Newsletter – June 2017

AVANT NEWSLETTER June 2017 IN THIS ISSUE: Avant STAMP And The ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines The Avant Blog News AVANT STAMP AND THE ACTFL PROFICIENCY GUIDELINES David Bong, Avant CEO STAMP was originally developed by the Center for Applied Second Language Studies at the University of Oregon to meet the need for an online proficiency assessment that

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Avant Newsletter: March 2017

AVANT NEWSLETTER March 2017 IN THIS ISSUE: Why Proficiency Assessment Matters The Avant Blog News and Events WHY PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENT MATTERS? David Bong, Avant CEO Proficiency is a much-discussed and frequently used word in the language education field. Our company and others deliver “proficiency” assessments. But which proficiency is most important to assess? Is it

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Avant Newsletter: February 2017

AVANT NEWSLETTER February 2017 IN THIS ISSUE: How Does Avant Rate Speaking and Writing Responses? – White Paper The Avant Blog News and Events HOW DOES AVANT RATE SPEAKING AND WRITING RESPONSES? David Bong, Avant CEO Avant Assessment is proud of the quality of our assessments and the rigor and reliability of our system for

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Avant Newsletter: January 2017

AVANT NEWSLETTER January 2017 IN THIS ISSUE: Avant STAMP 4Se Now Recommended for Grade 2 Students The Avant Blog News and Events WHY AVANT NOW RECOMMENDS AVANT STAMP 4SE BEGINNING WITH GRADE 2 STUDENTS By: Kyle Ennis, Avant’s VP of Education and Assessment Background Information Avant STAMP 4Se was developed especially to assess the language

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Avant Newsletter: December 2016

AVANT NEWSLETTER December 2016 IN THIS ISSUE: Avant STAMP National Averages Data 2015/2016 The Avant Blog News and Events AVANT STAMP RESULTS – NATIONAL AVERAGES 2016 By: Kyle Ennis, Avant’s VP of Education and Assessment Avant delivers language assessments with the objective of improving language learning and teaching through meaningful data and reports. We are

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Avant Newsletter: November 2016

AVANT NEWSLETTER November 2016 IN THIS ISSUE: Message from Avant’s CEO The Avant Blog News and Events Please enjoy the first edition of the Avant Assessment monthly newsletter. If you’d like to continue receiving the newsletter please sign up here. ACTFL 2016! We hope you will be attending The 2016 ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo in Boston, November

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