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Book cover of the donated Ukrainian Children's Book Dylan's Birthday Present by Victor D. O. Santos.

Avant Assessment and Linguacious® Donate 1,500 Ukrainian Children’s Books to Ukrainian Refugee Children in Poland

Avant Assessment and Linguacious® Donate 1,500 Ukrainian Children’s Books to Ukrainian Refugee Children in Poland Books will help ensure Ukrainian refugee children’s access to good literature in their native language while fleeing the war. Eugene, OR – Avant Assessment, an Oregon, USA company that develops online language proficiency tests in more than 40 languages, and Linguacious®, an independent children’s book

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Avant Assessment and Bridges Oregon Collaborate on ASL Proficiency Test

Avant Assessment and Bridges Oregon Collaborate on ASL Proficiency Test https://youtu.be/SlyCdww0ehA Eugene, OR— Avant Assessment, who delivered the world’s first online, computer-adaptive language proficiency test, and Bridges Oregon, a nonprofit organization serving Oregonians who are Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing or face other communication barriers, are collaborating on the development of a STAMP online language proficiency assessment for American Sign

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Avant STAMP Language Proficiency Tests Approved for College Credit– Increasing Access and Equity

Avant STAMP Language Proficiency Tests Approved for College Credit Increasing Access and Equity Eugene, OR— Avant Assessment, who delivered the world’s first online, computer-adaptive language proficiency test has just received the “stamp of approval” for the Avant STAMP 4S to qualify for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). All 14 languages offered in the four-skill STAMP 4S

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First of its Kind: Credentials for Language “Bootcamp”

Avant Assessment and Fluent Forever team up to offer the Global Seal of Biliteracy to learners that complete a new Spanish language course. Eugene, OR and Chicago, IL— Avant Assessment, the first organization to offer STAMPTM, an online, computer-adaptive four-skill (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) language proficiency test, and Fluent Forever, a neuroscience-based language learning app, have collaborated on a first-of-its-kind

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Preserving Indigenous Hawaiian Language Through Proficiency

Preserving Indigenous Hawaiian Language Through Proficiency Avant 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

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The National Council Of Less Commonly Tested Languages And Avant Assessment Announce A Strategic Alliance

The National Council of Less Commonly Tested Languages and Avant Assessment Announce a Strategic Alliance Leaders 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 Tested Languages (NCOLCTL) and Avant Assessment are pleased to jointly announce a strategic alliance. “This

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The American Association Of Teachers Of German And Avant Assessment Announce Strategic Alliance

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 advances the teaching

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The American Association Of Teachers Of Spanish and Portuguese and Avant Assessment Announce A Strategic Alliance

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 announce a strategic alliance. AATSP is a professional association that promotes, develops and advances the

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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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A large group of 82 students from two Jewish day schools in Washington, D.C. are smiling and posing for a photo at the top of Mt. Gilboa in Israel.

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

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.    The recipients attend two Jewish day

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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

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

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

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

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Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations at Avant Assessment Michael Woodmansee

Eugene Company Hires Tech Expert as its Chief Financial Officer

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 of Avant,” Woodmansee said. “In addition to my accounting

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Avant founders David and Sheila Bong smile while holding the inaugural Global Citizen Award he received from The Happy World Foundation Inc.

Eugene Language Assessment Leader Selected for Global Citizen Award

Eugene Language Assessment Leader Selected for Global Citizen Award 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 of how they learned

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A group of 16 students smile while holding up their Global Seal of Biliteracy certificates at the annual ACTFL convention in New Orleans.

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

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

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

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

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David Bong of Avant Assessment, Linda Egnatz of The Global Seal, and others, including recipients of the Global Seal of Biliteracy, at the Avant Global Seal Awards ACTFL 2018.

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

As More States Adopt the Seal Of Biliteracy, Language Assessment Company Launches Program To Increase Testing Access For Schools And Students EUGENE, OR (February 15, 2018) (Updated) – 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

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