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Course Title Description Course
Avant STAMP™ Orientation Session (online) In this 1- hour webinar, participants are prepared for success with Avant STAMP. They receive training prior to test administration, which includes a setup of testing groups, and a tutorial on reporting.
  • Introduction to the assessment
  • Test set up and best practices
  • Introduction to reporting
Avant PLACE™ Orientation Session (online) In this 1- hour webinar, participants are prepared for success with Avant PLACE. They receive training prior to test administration, which includes a setup of testing groups, and a tutorial on reporting.
  • Introduction to the assessment
  • Test set up and best practices
  • Introduction to reporting
Reviewing Avant STAMP Data (online) In this 1-hour webinar, participants receive an analysis comparing their Avant STAMP data to the national data to look for patterns that inform next steps in their World Language classroom.
  • Accessing your Avant STAMP reports
  • Report page components
  • Questions from the data
  • Next steps
Reviewing Avant PLACE Data (online) In this 1-hour webinar, participants receive an analysis of their Avant PLACE data to determine how the scores could be used to identify the ability of the students in the course. Using suggested placement cut scores will assure more accurate placement for successful completion of the course.
  • Accessing your Avant PLACE reports
  • Report page components
  • Questions from the data
  • Suggested cut scores
  • Placement decisions
Assessment literacy in the World Language Classroom (online) In this 3-hour interactive webinar, participants evaluate the quality of assessments they have developed for students and see how content they are currently using in the classroom can be used in an outcomes-based teaching approach.
  • History of proficiency and why assessment is difficult
  • Components of good assessment
  • Applying evaluation criteria to assessments
  • Outcomes-based versus content coverage
Proficiency in Action (onsite) In this workshop, participants explore the foundations of both state and national standards surrounding proficiency and discuss the meaning of these standards in the context of our classrooms and curriculum.
  • Foundations of proficiency
  • State/National standards
  • Avant STAMP test item types
  • Processes and reports
  • Impact on instructional goals
Rating Student Language Production – Writing (onsite) In this 6-hour onsite workshop, participants score students’ writing samples using criteria and plan how to use this same approach in the classroom.
  • Standards, rubrics, and scoring criteria
  • Inter-rater reliability
  • Standardized scoring in the classroom, department, and district
Rating Student Language Production – Speaking (onsite) In this 6-hour onsite workshop, participants score students’ speaking samples using criteria and plan how to use this same approach in the classroom.
  • Standards, rubrics, and scoring criteria
  • Inter-rater reliability
  • Standardized scoring in the classroom, department, and district
Reading in the World Language Classroom (onsite) In this 6-hour interactive workshop, participants explore reading strategies and discuss how to implement them in the classroom.
  • Reading versus translation
  • Appropriate texts and leveling
  • Question development
  • Reading strategies, including skimming, scanning, and use of contextual cues
Reading in the World Language Classroom (online) In this 6-hour interactive workshop, participants explore reading strategies and discuss how to implement them in the classroom.
  • Reading versus translation
  • Appropriate texts and leveling
  • Question development
  • Reading strategies, including skimming, scanning, and use of contextual cues

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"The professional development training that Avant Assessment provided was extremely helpful. Avant showed teachers how to effectively administer the test. Our teachers also learned how to interpret data from test results. The Avant trainer demonstrated how to use data to determine students’ strengths and weaknesses. This training helped us adjust instruction to better meet students’ need."
Alma Reyes
K-12 Supervisor of World Languages & ESL, Montgomery Township School District, Skillman, NJ

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