SHL Test Guides
Test Taker Guides
The Avant SHL Teacher Login option can be used to:
Access test taker results
View information (both summary and detail)
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 have been scored
Accessing the Reports
Enter the Teacher Test Code (Username) and Password provided by Avant Assessment
Select Location Results By Student
The first Test Results screen (shown below) displays summary information for all test takers.
The Avant Score is calculated based on the lexical recognition, dictation, partial translation, sentence completion, verb conjugation, speaking, and writing 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.
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.
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, Self-Evaluation levels and detailed scores for each tested section. If there are “0’s” for both writing and speaking, that indicates that the test taker did not score well enough to move into those areas of the assessment.
Detailed Report Page Fields
The top row shows the test taker name, test start date, information about the organization sponsoring the test, the language (Spanish) 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
Grades 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 lexical recognition (L), dictation (D), partial translation (T), sentence completion (C), verb conjugation (V), speaking (S), and writing (W) scores show the number correct followed 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. “Test Complete” is displayed if waiting for grading.
If a test taker responds to all of the self-evaluation screens with the response “I have no functional ability with this language,” the test taker receives no test items, as it appears that the test taker has no knowledge base for testing. All self-evaluation elements and Total Average will show as zero and “No Items” is displayed in the score area for each section of the 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.
Resets for Not Ratable Scores due to Technical Difficulties
Test takers who experience technical difficulties resulting in Not Ratable scores can have their test reset back to that specific test section. The test taker will need to be instructed to re-take any reset section and sections that follow.
How to Request a Reset or Test Deletion:
Contact Avant Client Support: Call 888-713-7887 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also send an email to support for non-immediate requests and questions, listing the test taker's Login Name, Test Codeand providing a brief description of the issue or topic to help the support team investigate the matter and provide a response.
Login Names can be located on the Teacher Results viewing account screens. Providing the exact Login Name ensures that we will reset/delete the desired login, as other logins are often very similar, and we would hate to delete any of their work unintentionally.
Updated September 2018