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Measure growth

By delivering accurate data on students’ real-world language proficiency levels, Avant WorldSpeak facilitates progress monitoring through measurement of individual, group and program growth.

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Avant WorldSpeak provides constructive analysis and data for program development, enabling educators to improve language learning outcomes and make more informed decisions on curriculum and training.

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Seal of Biliteracy

An increasing number of districts are using Avant WorldSpeak to qualify their students learning less commonly taught languages for the state and Global Seal of Biliteracy programs.


Languages

Grades 7-Adult

Amharic

Armenian

Chin (Hakha)

Czech

English

Filipino (Tagalog)

Haitian-Creole

Hmong

Ilocano

Samoan

Somali Maay Maay

Somali Maxaa

Tamil

Telugu

Turkish

Urdu

Vietnamese

Yup’ik


Features

Students begin with a self-assessment based on CanDo statements. Based on their score students are given four Speaking and four Writing prompts with three prompts delivered at the self-assessed level and one prompt delivered at a level above the self-assessed level. Responses are scored by trained and certified raters who are members of the language community. WorldSpeak provides the same detailed reporting of levels based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines as Avant’s other assessments.

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Aligned to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines

Avant WorldSpeak utilizes spontaneous, unrehearsed situations to measure real-world language proficiency scoring at levels Novice through Advanced based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.

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Authentic Texts

Avant WorldSpeak, along with all of our assessments, utilizes actual cultural texts and audio you would encounter in the real world such as articles, advertisements, and news.

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Fast and Easily Accessible Results

Avant WorldSpeak Writing and Speaking responses are scored by certified raters in 10-12 business days. Test results are never deleted so that programs can conduct detailed longitudinal analysis.

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Cross-device solutions

All of Avant’s testing products are compatible with most browsers and devices, including iPads (iOS version 12+) and Chromebooks, to give you more flexibility when testing.


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Seal of Biliteracy

An increasing number of districts have chosen Avant WorldSpeak as their preferred test to qualify students for the state and Global Seal of Biliteracy programs.

The Avant WorldSpeak is the most widely accepted language proficiency test to qualify students for the Seal of Biliteracy in Less Commonly Taught Languages.


User Guide Resources

Already testing with Avant WorldSpeak? Avant offers all the materials necessary to ensure your testing goes as smoothly as possible, from setting up the technology to viewing your reports.

Pricing & Ordering

Interested in ordering Avant WorldSpeak or seeing a price quote? One of our account representatives will be happy to work with you to understand your needs and assure your testing is successful!


About Avant WorldSpeak

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Avant created the WorldSpeak language proficiency test to meet the growing need for heritage language communities to have rigorous, professionally scored, and affordable assessments. WorldSpeak measures the speaking and writing proficiency  levels based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. Programs use Avant WorldSpeak in similar ways to Avant STAMP: to qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy, award Competency-Based Credits, and to analyze testing data to improve curricula and introduce appropriate professional development to improve proficiency outcomes.

Year after year, Avant has regularly released new WorldSpeak language proficiency tests and continues to do so. We are seeking language community partners that can work with us to add more languages.

The Avant WorldSpeak Language Proficiency test is offered in Amharic, Armenian, Chin (Hakha), Czech, English, Filipino (Tagalog), Haitian-Creole, Hmong, Ilocano, Samoan, Somali Maay Maay, Somali Maxaa, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, Vietnamese, Urdu, and Yup’ik.