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The following outlines a SUGGESTED course of action. We realize that each program functions differently and that the needs of each school/institution may require a more critical review of the data. The following is given as a general placement suggestion, based upon the elements assessed and the results attained. Please compare your program and course descriptions with the scenarios listed below in the “Description of Levels” column. The following scores suggest place-in levels. For example, a student who scores a “2” on the Placement test would be placed INTO a second year course, etc...

AVANT LEVELS ACTFL LEVELS SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL DESCRIPTION OF LEVELS
6 Advanced Level 5 / Fifth Year or AP Students who have completed a fourth or fifth year course successfully or who have extensive experience studying/speaking the language.
5* Intermediate-High Level 5 / Fifth Year or AP Students who have completed a fourth or fifth year course successfully or who have extensive experience studying/speaking the language.
5 Intermediate-Mid Level 5 / Fifth Year or AP Students who have completed a fourth year course successfully or who have previous experience studying/speaking the language. For students at and above this level it is suggested that having an interview with them will be an important factor in determining accurate placement.
4* Intermediate-Low Level 4 / Fourth Year Check writing and speaking responses to make accurate placement decision. This student could succeed in a 5th year class/AP class if their writing/speaking sample shows that level of ability.
4 Intermediate-Low Level 4 / Fourth Year Students who have completed a third year course successfully or who have previous experience studying/speaking the language. For students at and above this level it is suggested that having an interview with them will be an important factor in determining accurate placement.
3* Novice-High *Level 3 / Third Year* Check writing and speaking responses to make accurate placement decision. This student could succeed in a 4th year class if their writing/speaking sample shows that level of ability.
3 Novice-High Level 3 / Third Year Students who have completed a second year course successfully or who have previous experience studying/speaking the language.
2* Novice-Mid *Level 2 / Second Year* Check writing and speaking responses to make accurate placement decision. This student could succeed in a 3rd year class if their writing/speaking sample shows that level of ability.
2 Novice-Mid Level 2 / Second Year Students who have completed a first year course successfully or who have some previous experience studying/speaking the language.
1 Novice-Low Level 1 /First Year True Beginners, typically students who start language study from scratch with no previous exposure to the language.