Proficiency Tests

Avant’s proficiency tests are used across the world to measure student learning outcomes,  illustrate program quality, and create a path to the Seal of Biliteracy. All Avant proficiency tests are aligned to the ACTFL Proficiency Scale.


AGE: Grades 2-6, Grades 7-Higher Ed & Adult

SKILLS: Reading, Writing, Listening, & Speaking


Arabic, Cantonese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Simplified & Traditional), Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish


AGE: Grades 7-Adult

SKILLS: Writing & Speaking


Amharic, Armenian, Chin, Czech, English, Filipino (Tagalog), Haitian-Creole, Hmong, Ilocano, Samoan, Somali Maay Maay, Somali Maxaa, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, Yup'ik

Arabic Proficiency Test

AGE: Grades 3-5, 6-8, & 9-Adult

SKILLS: Reading, Writing, Listening, & Speaking


Modern Standard Arabic


Why a Proficiency Test?

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award the Seal of Biliteracy

Hundreds of districts use Avant’s proficiency tests to qualify students for the state and Global Seal of Biliteracy awards.

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Measure STUDENT Growth

Avant’s tests are especially effective at measuring incremental student growth through highly accurate scoring of speaking and writing, and scaled scores for listening and reading.

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illustrate Program Quality

Avant’s accurate data and detailed, easy-to-use reporting allows supervisors to identify program strengths and weaknesses and make improvements in training or curriculum to improve student outcomes.

Placement Tests

Avant’s online placement tests make placing students in the correct language courses quick, easy, and accurate. By placing students in the proper classrooms students are more likely to be successful.


AGE: Grades 6-Adult

SKILLS: Reading, Contextualized Grammar, Writing, & Speaking


Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin (Simplified & Traditional), Spanish

Spanish Heritage Language Test

AGE: Grades 7-Adult

SKILLS: Grammar, Verb Use, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing & Speaking



Why a Placement Test?

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Save time

Avant’s placement tests are web-based and provide suggested placement levels to make your decision easy, accurate, and quick.

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improve student outcomes

Accurate course placement and detailed reporting ensure students are set up to succeed.

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PLACE WITH confidence

Say goodbye to difficult placement decisions and hello to feeling confident about placing students in proper language courses.

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