CLIP Mandarin Proficiency Assessment
After the first 10 days in 1st grade, a language proficiency assessment is required to be admitted. This assessment is used to inform the teacher of the student’s ability. The results of the assessment do not affect or limit the student being accepted into the CLIP program. Suggested assessment percentages can be accessed here.
The CLIP staff regularly reflects, analyzes, and makes adjustments to the Mandarin proficiency assessment tool in order to ensure its validity and reliability. The specific tool is not public to protect the integrity of the process. However, the specific grade level expectations are available and useful for understanding what children are expected to know and be able to do in every grade. These expectations are the foundation of each grade levels’ proficiency assessment.
Sample question types for the Mandarin Proficiency Assessment coming soon!