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Preserving Indigenous Hawaiian Language Through Proficiency

Preserving Indigenous Hawaiian Language Through ProficiencyAvant Assessment and Hawaii Department of Education collaborate on ‘Ōlelo Hawai’i language test. Eugene, OR — Avant Assessment, a Eugene-based language proficiency assessment organization recently launched a new Avant STAMP WS (formerly Avant WorldSpeak) proficiency test for Hawaiian (‘Ōlelo Hawai’i). Previously, Avant launched STAMP WS proficiency tests for the Filipino, Chuukese, Marshallese, Ilocano and Samoan

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The National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages and Avant Assessment Announce a Strategic Alliance

The National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages and Avant Assessment Announce a Strategic AllianceLeaders in language access collaborate to improve equity access to language assessment and proficiency credentials for learners of less commonly taught languages Bloomington, IN– The National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) and Avant Assessment are pleased to jointly announce a strategic alliance. “This alliance

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The American Association of Teachers of German and Avant Assessment Announce Strategic Alliance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The American Association of Teachers of German and Avant Assessment Announce a Strategic Alliance Leaders in language learning align to provide students language proficiency credentials Cherry Hill, NJ – The American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) and Avant Assessment are pleased to jointly announce a strategic alliance. AATG is a professional association that promotes, develops, and

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The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese and Avant Assessment Announce a Strategic Alliance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: AATSP, Sheri Spaine Long 205.506.0600 Avant Assessment, David Bong  541.743.8907 The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese and Avant Assessment Announce a Strategic Alliance Leaders in language learning align to provide students language proficiency credentials Birmingham, AL – The American Association of Teachers of Spanish (AATSP) and Avant Assessment are pleased to jointly

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EXTEMPORE AND AVANT ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC ALLIANCE

PRACTICE QUESTIONS FOR AVANT’S STAMP™ ASSESSMENTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO EXTEMPORE USERS FOR FREE. St. Paul, MN – Extempore is pleased to announce that Avant Assessment, a leader in online, adaptive language proficiency assessments, will provide practice tests for the Avant STAMP™ assessment on Extempore’s online platform for language practice and classroom performance assessment. On Extempore, instructors can create and

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82 District of Columbia Students Earn The Global Seal Of Biliteracy In Hebrew

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Linda Egnatz: 815-955-7328 82 District of Columbia Students Earn The Global Seal Of Biliteracy In Hebrew Washington, D.C. – The Global Seal of Biliteracy has been awarded to 82 middle and high school students from the  Washington, D.C area. The students received the Global Seal for scores they earned in Hebrew reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

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Avant Special Offer to Asia Society Confucius Classrooms

Asia Society is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Avant Assessment to provide Avant’s STAMP™ Chinese language proficiency assessments (STAndards-based Measurement of Proficiency) and its MORE Learning™ training products for leaders in language education its Center for Global Education Network Schools.

Through this partnership all of the schools in Asia Society’s

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Eugene Language Assessment Leader Partners with National African Language Resource Center to Offer New Assessments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: David Bong – 541.743.8907 EUGENE, ORE. – Avant Assessment and the National African Language Resource Center (NALRC) at Indiana University Bloomington are partnering to provide language assessments in Swahili and Yoruba  on Avant’s proprietary STAMP (STAndards-based Measurement of Proficiency) platform. The STAMP 3 Skill tests will measure Reading, Speaking, and Writing domains. “This is a significant

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New Mexico Department of Education Exclusively Partners With Eugene Company To Offer Bilingual Assessments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/11/2019 Media Contact: Bonnie Buck 541-255-9411 Albuquerque, NM – After careful vetting from a New Mexico Public Education Department task force, New Mexico selected Avant Assessment as its statewide contractor for language proficiency assessments. This new assessment adoption will provide immediate feedback for bilingual educators, allow schools and districts to benchmark students at each grade-level and inform

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Eugene Company Hires Tech Expert as its Chief Financial Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/10/19 Media Contact: Jennifer Richardson 541.485.1932 Eugene Company Hires Tech Expert as its Chief Financial Officer Eugene, Ore – Avant Assessment hired Michael Woodmansee as its Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations. Woodmansee joins Avant with deep experience in accounting and machine learning. “I really identify with the educational, foreign language learning, and technology aspects

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Eugene Language Assessment Leader Selected for Global Citizen Award

September 30, 2019   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jennifer Richardson – 541.485.1932 EUGENE, ORE. – Avant Assessment co-founder and CEO David Bong received the 2019 Global Citizen Award, which honors innovators in language education. Bong was recognized for his leadership in founding and sponsoring the Global Seal of Biliteracy, a credential that recognizes anyone for their language skills, regardless

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More Than One Hundred Students Earn Prestigious Global Seal of Biliteracy Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Lindsay Wong, 541-799-1028 EUGENE, Ore. – 111 Global Seal of Biliteracy awards were presented to students across the nation at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) annual convention in New Orleans. “This is an important step in recognizing students for their proficiency in both English and a second language, with consistent

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For First Time, Polish To Be Offered As Student Language Proficiency Option

For Immediate release February 8, 2018 Contact: Katie Ward (603-689-8170) With the Seal of Biliteracy Expanding, Avant Assessment Announces Polish Proficiency Assessment; Assessment Launched In Michigan Will Be New Option for States With Large Polish Populations EUGENE, OR (February 8, 2018) – As the number of states and school districts offering the “Seal of Biliteracy” continues to increase rapidly across

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As More States Adopt the Seal Of Biliteracy, Language Assessment Company Launches Program To Increase Testing Access For Schools And Students

For Immediate Release February 15, 2018 Contact: Katie Ward (603-689-8170) EUGENE, OR (February 15, 2018) – As the number of states and school districts adopting the “Seal of Biliteracy” has increased dramatically across the country, a language assessment company has announced a new promotion to increase equity and access to testing to evaluate students’ world language proficiency skills. Avant Assessment,

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