Welcome to the Elliott School Chinese Diagnostic Exam homepage at The George Washington University. The series of diagnostic tests below will gauge your general vocabulary/grammar/functional knowledge and reading skills to help you determine whether additional language study is needed prior to taking the Chinese Language Proficiency exam.
Create a free Quia account. To do this, go to the Quia Web site. Click the link labeled "Create my free account." Fill out the form that appears. Select "Student" as the account type. Record or memorize your username and password. When you are done, press the "Create my account" button. You should now be in your account information page. Type in the class code CRDXP339 at the bottom of the page and press the "Add class" button. Now you're done! Come back to this page and read the instructions below.
Read the following instructions carefully.
• DO NOT receive assistance from anyone else to answer any of the exam questions. This exam must be a reflection of your own knowledge of the Chinese language.
• DO NOT consult any materials, including dictionaries and textbooks, or make use of any other pedagogical aids while taking this exam.
• DO NOT copy or modify these materials; do not share these materials with anyone else.
Now take the Diagnostic Exam linked at the bottom of this page. You will be given 90 minutes to complete it.
When you are done, print out the score (percentage). If you cannot print out the score at this point, do not worry. With your username and password, you can always go back to your account page and print out the score.
Below is a percentage breakdown of your best fit for a Chinese course based on your score:
A minimum percentage of 17% of total score indicates proficiency at the First Year level of Chinese; the student is advised to take CHIN 2003 (Second Year Chinese, first semester) or the equivalent.
A minimum percentage of 28% indicates proficiency level of approximately 1 1/2 years of Chinese; the student is advised to take CHIN 2004 (Second Year Chinese, second semester) or the equivalent.
A minimum percentage of 39% indicates proficiency at the Second Year level; the student is advised to take CHIN 3105 (Third Year Chinese, first semester) or the equivalent.
A minimum percentage of 56% indicates a proficiency level of approximately 2 1/2 years of Chinese; the student is advised to take CHIN 3106 (Third Year Chinese, second semester) or the equivalent.
A percentage of 72% or above is needed for the student to be deemed ready to take the Chinese Reading Proficiency Test. If your total score is above 56% but lower than 80% of total score, you may find it beneficial to take a refresher course.