C-tests

Example Chinese C-test

Since 2014, the AELRC has developed and piloted eight short-cut proficiency assessments, also referred to as C-tests. These instruments are useful for estimating global proficiency quickly and accurately with diverse populations (such as university, community college, high school, and heritage learners). The AELRC has also finalized the validation of the Mandarin C-test, and is working to develop and validate a C-test in Turkish and improve the existing C-test in Russian. The AELRC will also develop a web-based system for sharing the instruments with the field.