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The Avant PLACE test Writing and Speaking responses are evaluated by Avant’s Certified Raters using the rubric shown below. Scoring reflects a test taker’s language ability according to Benchmark Levels that are based on national standards. As shown below, the resulting score can be in the zero to seven range. Text type is the main criteria for determining Writing and Speaking scores. The scores are available to educators on the Test Results screen (see the Avant PLACE Reporting Guide for more information). Scores are not provided to test takers.

Avant PLACE Rubric:

Updated July 2016