PLACE Reporting Guide

The Avant PLACE Teacher Login option can be used to:

  • Access test taker results

    • View information (both summary and detail)

    • Create reports

    • Create download files

  • Monitor testing progress

    • Determine who has taken the test

    • Determine who needs to finish the test

    • Determine how a test taker’s Login Name was entered for those who need to resume the test

  • Determine when scoring is complete

    • The Avant Score (the composite score that you will use to determine placement) is available within 3 to 5 business days

    • All sections of the test will display as “In Progress” until the test has been completed 

    • Once the test is complete, sections will display as “Grading In Progress” until everything has been scored

Accessing the Reports

Results Summary

The first Test Results screen (shown below) displays summary information for all test takers.

The Avant Score is calculated based on the Reading ComprehensionReading GrammarWriting and Speaking scores. It is an averaged score and any fraction is truncated. However, if the Total Average is at the upper end of the score, an asterisk displays to indicate that the test taker appears to be at the high end of the indicated Avant Score.

Explanation of Test Status Messages on the Results Summary

Using the Scores to Determine Placement

The Avant Score can be used to determine placement. Or, if an organization wishes to place more importance on a specific skill/domain, weighting factors can be applied. Cut scores are established by each organization administering the test. For additional information about Avant Scores, see PLACE Grades 6-12 Suggested Levels or the PLACE Higher Ed Suggested Levels.

Detailed Report Page

From the Results Summary, click the Report link to see additional information for a specific test instance. In addition to scores, this report shows Test Taker Profile information (highlighted in blue in the example below) and information from the Self- Evaluation screens (highlighted in green).

In order to present information on this screen, headings are abbreviated. To see the full heading for a data element, place your mouse over the field. For example, placing your cursor over the IM-L heading or the number below the heading will pop up a small window that says “Interpretive Mode Listening Self-evaluation.”

Detailed Report Page Fields

The top row shows the test taker name, test start date, information about the organization sponsoring the test, the language and the Avant Score.

The middle part of the display has profile and self-evaluation information on the left and scoring information on the right.

The profile and self-evaluation information includes the following information entered by the test taker:
Years of Language Study
Interpretive Mode – Listening
Interpretive Mode – Reading
Interpersonal Mode – Speaking
Presentational Mode – Speaking
Presentational Mode – Writing
Proficiency Self-Evaluation Level

The field labeled AVE shows a calculated average of the five self-evaluation modes listed above.

Test scores for Reading Comprehension and Reading Grammar show the number correct following by the number of items presented, the percent correct and the level achieved for the section. “In Progress” is displayed if the student has not completed the section. “Grading In Progress” is displayed if waiting for grading. For the Italian, Mandarin Simplified and Mandarin Traditional tests, a “No Items” designation will appear in the Reading Grammar score area because those tests do not include a Reading Grammar section. The Arabic test will also display “No Items” for the Reading Comprehension section, which is not included in the Arabic test.

Accessing Writing and Speaking Responses

To view or listen to the test taker’s Writing and/or Speaking response, click the score shown in that area of the detail report. The Writing response will be displayed. Click the Play button to listen to the Speaking response.

Results Summary Download

From the Results Summary screen, click Download Excel File to create an Excel version of the summary test results. Use the downloaded file to customize the data sort or adapt the data to your needs.

Retakes and Resets

Under certain circumstances, retesting and resetting portions of the test may be permitted. Please refer to our Request a Retake page for more information on our policy and how to make the request.

Updated August 2021

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