Language Placement Test in Reading, Contextualized Grammar,
Writing, & Speaking


By delivering accurate data on students’ real-world language proficiency levels, the Avant PLACE language test facilitates progress monitoring through measurement of individual, group and program growth.

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Avant PLACE does not require a proctor and can be taken anytime, anywhere, lasting just 40 minutes. All scoring is taken care of by Avant’s master raters providing convenient and time saving test delivery.



Avant PLACE provides suggested placement levels based on each student’s results making placement decisions easier and quicker.



Mandarin (Simplified & Traditional)


Fast And Easily Accessible Results

Avant PLACE Reading and Contextualized Grammar results are available online immediately, and the Writing and Speaking responses are scored by certified raters in 3-5 business days.

Select Your Testing Options

Avant PLACE is available in three different formats, so you can choose the skills on which you would like to focus. 

Option A 

Includes all skills of Reading, Contextualized Grammar, Writing, and Speaking, all scored by Avant. 

Option B 

Includes Reading, Contextualized Grammar and Writing, scored by Avant. 

Option C 

Includes Reading and Contextualized Grammar, scored by Avant, and an un-scored writing section that can be referenced in borderline placement cases.

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Authentic Texts

Avant PLACE, along with all our assessments, utilizes actual authentic texts and audio students would encounter in the real world such as articles, advertisements, and news.

Cross-Device Solutions

All of Avant’s language testing products are compatible with most browsers and devices, including iPads (iOS version 12+) and Chromebooks, to give you more flexibility when testing.

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About Avant PLACE
Reading, Contextualized Grammar, Writing, & Speaking

Student success begins with accurate course placement. The Avant PLACE language test will quickly, easily, and accurately, place your students into appropriate courses. Avant PLACE goes beyond other language placement tests by measuring reading comprehension and contextualized grammar as well as writing and speaking, and giving teachers access to students’ scored speaking and writing responses. A dashboard displays demographic data, individual section scores, and a recommended placement level.

Avant will work with an institution to fine-tune reporting to fit its placement levels. We also offer an individual payment option for students to pay for the test online. Avant PLACE is used by many leading colleges and universities that seek a robust and turnkey placement solution.

User Guide Resources

Already placement testing with Avant PLACE? Avant offers all the materials necessary to ensure your testing goes as smoothly as possible, from setting up the technology to viewing your reports.

Pricing & Ordering

Interested in ordering Avant PLACE or seeing a price quote? One of our account representatives will be happy to work with you to understand your needs and assure your testing is successful!

Statistics from Cal State show that Avant PLACE has a high level of accuracy in determining the language course level for a student. The tests are simple to administer, easy for students to use, and are completely online.”

— Alysha Timmons, Director, Multimedia Language Center, California State University San Bernardino

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