Test Security and Integrity

Test Security and Integrity

Avant is deeply committed to the integrity of our tests and the valuable data that they provide to educators and test takers. Avant Assessment’s online language proficiency tests must be taken in a proctored environment. A proctor is an approved person that administers an Avant language assessment to a test taker and agrees to fulfill the proctor responsibilities required by Avant. Acceptable proctors include school/college educators, hiring managers, and supervisors. Parents, guardians, relatives, or anyone with whom the test taker has a personal relationship are NOT allowed to be proctors.

We must safeguard the integrity of out tests and assure that the scores are a true representation of test takers’ actual language proficiency.

The only way to do this is for a human proctor to observe each live test session, to be able to engage with a test taker to ask about questionable behaviors, and, in the event that the student is cheating, to be able to shut down the test session.

The only way to ensure that test content is not being copied, stolen, or hacked is to have a human proctor monitoring test taker behavior and the computer operating system in real time.

Avant’s tests are being used for higher-stakes purposes, such as qualifying for the State or Global Seals of Biliteracy, meeting college graduation language proficiency requirements, or receiving high school credits.

All of us at Avant are passionate about language testing and the integrity of our tests, the scores provided, and the meaning that these scores bring to you. 

Avant Assessment Security Features

Avant Assessment has several security features to safeguard the integrity of our assessments. The following functions are disabled while taking the test: right-click, back button, copy/paste functionality. Off-page clicking is not allowed and is tracked in our system.

Academic Honor Code

At the beginning of each assessment test takers review Test Taker Guidelines and agree to follow them. Please review Avant’s testing policies here. 

We also recommend referring to your organization’s Academic Honor Code or testing agreement.

Updated January 2023

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