Successful startup for the Arabic Proficiency test typically involves people in the following roles:
The Testing Coordinator serves as the primary point of contact and overall coordinator for the testing. Responsibilities include:
- Distribute Test Codes and Passwords to teachers/proctors.
- Determine how to use the Login Name field (a required field on the login screen of the test).
- Provide test teacher/proctors with Student ID lists, if appropriate.
- Read the following user guides:
- Ensure readiness by working with your organization’s Technology Representative.
- Check with your Technology Representative to determine if sufficient bandwidth is available for the size of your testing groups.
- Laptops in classrooms may be used for testing if lab time is unavailable.
- Test takers can take the test in the same room. We suggest using headphones/microphones for the Listening and Speaking sections so the ambient sounds are not distracting.
- Ensure that test takers have enough time to complete the assessment. Each Avant STAMP test must be completed within 90 days of the start date. Resets and retakes are not allowed after 90 days of starting the test.
- We highly recommend scheduling make-up exams and test completion time for test takers who may need more time than anticipated. See Testing Accommodations for more information.
- Avant will make every attempt to notify users of upcoming scheduled maintenance or other known interruptions to service.
The Technology Representative ensures that computers used for testing meet the technical requirements and have the necessary tools for testing. Responsibilities include:
- Read the Assessment Technology Guide and ensure that requirements are met.
- Complete the preparation steps listed in the Assessment Technology Guide.
- Configure headsets. See the Headset Guide.
- Setup Arabic keyboard input system. See the Writing Input Guide.
When setting up your test groups, we suggest creating groups based on how you wish to have the results grouped together. Avant will create a test code for each group. For example, all Arabic Year 4 test takers could be in one testing group. However, if your school has many classes of Year 4 test takers with multiple instructors and you want to keep your results separate, we would suggest you create one testing group for each classroom of Year 4 test takers per instructor. It is not necessary to put your test takers’ names on the Set-Up Form. When the test takers login to take the test at app.avantassessment.com/, the test taker will enter the test code and password (provided by Avant) and a unique Login Name (not provided by Avant). On the next screen, the test taker will be asked to enter his/her first name and last name.
The Login Name can refer to any test taker identifier used by your school. Every test taker must have a unique Login Name to login to the Arabic Proficiency Test. Also, the test taker will need to remember their Login Name to resume an “IN PROGRESS” test. This information can be found in the Proctoring Guide.
If your school does not have unique Student ID numbers for its test takers, a test taker’s first and last name will suffice as long as there are no test takers with the exact same names in one Testing Group.
Avant Support Representatives
- Provide documentation for Arabic Proficiency Test Testing Coordinators, Technology Representatives and Teachers/Proctors.
- Provide email and phone support to Testing Coordinators, Technology Representatives, Teachers, and Proctors.