Avant SHL Suggested Placement Levels

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The following is given as a general placement suggestion guide, based upon the elements assessed and the results attained. Please compare your program and course descriptions with the scenarios listed below in the “Description of Levels” column. This table represents placement into 7 unique levels. We have utilized the Spanish courses at the University of Houston to help establish these levels and course descriptions.

Avant Levels University Levels Description of Levels
7 (AL)
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Advanced 3 Level: students with extended Spanish-speaking background with clear evidence of extended formal knowledge of the language. This level generally represents students who have exceeded expectations of the Spanish program and receive full credit for all language courses offered within the program.
6* (3308)
Advanced Writing
Advanced 2 Level: students with extended Spanish-speaking background with evidence of extended formal knowledge of the language. This level focuses upon improving advanced writing skills.
6 (3307)
Advanced Speaking
Advanced 1 Level: students with extended Spanish-speaking background with evidence of extended formal knowledge of the language. This level focuses upon improving advanced speaking skills.
5* 2308* Check percentages on Grammar Section to see how the student scored in each of the areas as well as reviewing of the written and spoken responses.
5 (2308)
Intermediate 2
Intermediate 2 Level: students with Spanish-speaking background with some evidence of formal knowledge of the language. Continuation of Intermediate 1 content and focus areas.
4* 2307* Check percentages on Grammar Section to see how the student scored in each area.
4 (2307)
Intermediate 1
Intermediate 1 Level: students with limited Spanish-speaking background with evidence of some formal knowledge of the language. Focus is on formal reading, spelling and composition with authentic materials.
3* 1507* Check percentages on Grammar Section to see how the student scored in each area.
3 (1507)
BASIC
Basic Level: students with some Spanish-speaking background with limited formal knowledge of the language. Focus is on vocabulary and basic grammar.
2* Basic* Check percentages on Lexical and Dictation to see how the student scored in each section.
1 & 2 L2 Test False Beginners: students who have not had any formal learning, but who have been around speakers of the language to some extent and know a few words.

Updated July 2016

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