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 finalized the validation of a Mandarin C-test, and is working to develop and validate a C-test in Turkish, improve the existing C-test in Russian, and create an English C-test.

Starting in the fall of 2019, the AELRC will make resources about the Mandarin C-test available for free upon request.