Japanese Language Raters

We are recruiting for Japanese Language Raters to assist in the evaluation and rating of Japanese test taker Writing and Speaking responses.

The Avant Rating Team has created a powerful and efficient training process that helps us ensure that we have well-trained, qualified individuals rating for us. We also have created a team of rater managers working in different time zones to ensure that the raters have immediate access to help when grading difficult responses. Each rater manager is assigned a specific group of raters to guide and direct. We also utilize a system of mentor raters and assistants to the rater managers who will help in guiding newly trained raters and ensure their rating is in line with our rating criteria and standards.


  • Complete all online training provided by Avant
  • Communicate availability with rater manager and maintain regular
  • Communicate effectively and proactively with remote colleagues
  • Perform evaluation and rating of writing and speaking responses in a timely
    manner consistent with required turnaround times
  • Be able to use and learn basic web-based software programs
  • Attend regular online meetings and trainings with rater manager and rating

Credentials Required:

  • Four-year college degree
  • Native speaker or high level of proficiency in the language + at least 18 months of in-country living experience
  • Some experience or exposure to second language learning

About Avant

Avant Assessment is a global leader in developing and delivering online tests of language proficiency and the technology for online testing. Avant spun out of the University of Oregon in 2001 and is a family company owned by the company’s managers and the University of Oregon Foundation. Avant’s proficiency tests are used across the world to measure language learning outcomes, illustrate program quality, and create a path to Seals of Biliteracy.