About Avant PLACE

Reading, Contextualized Grammar, Writing, & Speaking

Student success begins with accurate course placement. The Avant PLACE language test will quickly, easily, and accurately place your students into appropriate courses. Avant PLACE goes beyond other language placement tests by measuring reading comprehension and contextualized grammar as well as writing and speaking.

Teachers have access to students’ scored speaking and writing responses. A dashboard displays demographic data, individual section scores, and a recommended placement level.

Avant will work with an institution to fine-tune reporting to fit its placement levels. We also offer an individual payment option for students to pay for the test online. Avant PLACE is used by many leading colleges and universities that seek a robust and turnkey placement solution.


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Measure Growth

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

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Save Time

Avant PLACE does not require a proctor and can be taken anytime, anywhere, lasting just 40 minutes. All Writing and Speaking scoring is taken care of by Avant Certified Raters, providing convenient and time-saving test delivery.

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PLACE with Confidence

Avant PLACE provides suggested placement levels based on each student’s results making placement decisions easier and quicker.

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Select Your Testing Options

Avant PLACE is available in three different formats, so you can choose the skills on which you would like to focus. 

Option A 

Includes all skills of Reading, Contextualized Grammar, Writing, and Speaking, all scored and rated by Avant. 

Option B 

Includes Reading, Contextualized Grammar and Writing, scored and rated by Avant. 

Option C 

Includes Reading and Contextualized Grammar, scored by Avant, and an un-scored Writing section that can be referenced in borderline placement cases.

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Fast And Easily Accessible Results

Avant PLACE Reading and Contextualized Grammar results are available online immediately, and the Writing and Speaking responses are scored by Avant Certified Raters in 3-5 business days.

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Authentic Texts

Avant PLACE, like all our assessments, utilizes actual authentic texts and audio students would encounter in the real world such as articles, advertisements, and news.

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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.

Note: iPads/tablets may not be used with AvantProctor. Test takers must have a computer, laptop, or Chromebook for this service.

User Guide Resources

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

Alysha Timmons Director, Multimedia Language Center, California State University San Bernardino

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