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Spoken Chinese Test
Purpose A high stakes test which can be used for school admission, placement or promotion.
Test Content
Language tested Mandarin Chinese
Duration of test ~20 minutes
Number of questions 66
Sections included in the test Tone Phrase, Read Aloud, Repeats, Short Answer Questions, Recognize Tone (Word), Recognize Tone (Sentence), Sentence Builds, Passage Retelling.
Legally defensible for high stakes certification Yes
Test Scoring
Score precision Precise numeric score (on 20 to 80 point scale)
Diagnostic sub-scores reported Vocabulary, Fluency, Pronunciation, Tone, Grammar
Score Explanation Detailed descriptions of capabilities across multiple dimensions
Detailed explanation of language capabilities Included
Score mapping to other language scales Available
Benchmark Analysis Service to set a custom cut score Available
Available languages for score report Chinese and English
Test Security
Secure capture and storage of test-taker responses Yes
Anonymous test ID numbers to ensure data privacy Yes
Random test form to prevent cheating Yes
Test Delivery & Administration
Available languages for test instructions Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Arabic
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