Placement Test

PLACEMENT TESTING – OVERVIEW

The Chinese School offers five levels (Level 1, 2, 2.5, 3, 4) of instruction. Placement level is determined by an assessment of proficiency in four areas: grammar, reading, writing, and speaking.

  1. GRAMMAR & READING PLACEMENT TEST
  • Online test: Multiple Choice
  • Time allotted: 90 minutes
  • Deadline : June 1
  1. WRITING PLACEMENT TEST
  • Online test: Essay (respond to a prompt)
  • Time allotted: 60 minutes
  • Deadline: June 1
  1. SPEAKING PROFICIENCY CHECK
  • Individual conversation with a teacher (10-20 minutes)
  • You will receive a scheduling email in late May/early June.
  • Schedule: Week of June 2-4 You will be notified of your date.

IMPORTANT – PLEASE NOTE:

  • These tests are used solely to determine placement in the level that is most appropriate for you. Your performance on the placement tests does not affect your grades in any way.
  • For the most accurate assessment of your skill, it is very important that you
    do not use any reference materials, such as dictionary and translation apps, information found online, textbooks, and any other outside assistance.
  • You may only access each exam once, and should remain online the entire time.
  • If you need to take a break, log out. When you log in again, the test will start where you left off.
  • Tests are available in both simplified and traditional characters; choose one.
  • You will receive an email notice of your placement level and course information after all tests results have been reviewed.
  • You will not receive actual exam scores or results.
  • Beginner students: The placement test is optional.
  • For technical assistance, please contact the Technology HelpDesk
    by email: helpdesk@middlebury.edu
    by phone:802-443-2200

 

GRAMMAR, READING & WRITING PLACEMENT TEST

ONLINE  TEST INSTRUCTIONS

When you are ready to complete the exam, please read through the instructions below before you begin.

1)) Set up your Middlebury account (email username + password).

Please follow the instructions in the email from Middlebury College with instructions for setting up your Middlebury account and email. (Check your email spam folder if you cannot find this email.)
See #3 here: http://prearrival.middcreate.net/students/online/
and, here:
https://www.middlebury.edu/office/information-technology-services/requests/technology-helpdesk/accounts-and-passwords

If you cannot remember your Middlebury credentials:
Go to https://bat.middlebury.edu/activate/ to reset your password.

For help, please contact the Technology HelpDesk as directed here:
https://www.middlebury.edu/office/information-technology-services/requests/technology-helpdesk


2)) Log in to the Placement Test in Canvas.

Go to Chinese School Canvas Placement Test:
https://middlebury.instructure.com/courses/6152

Log in with your Middlebury email/username and password.
–Click “Join this Course.”
–Select “CS Entrance/Exit Assessment.”
–Click on Quizzes (in the left menu) to see the list.


3)) Complete the Placement Test.

–Choose either – NOT BOTH – the Simplified or Traditional version of each test.
–Click Take the Quiz to proceed.

–Complete the Reading Test: either Simplified or Traditional.
–Complete the Grammar Test: either Simplified or Traditional.
–Complete the Writing Test: either Simplified or Traditional.

You should only access the exam once, and remain online the entire time.

–When done, click on Account (upper left) then Logout to exit.


TECH HELP

If you click on a test and get a robot, you probably skipped the ‘Join this Course’ step.
Go back to step #2.

Or, go to Middlebury College Canvas to self-register (with your Midd email):
https://middlebury.instructure.com/enroll/8NXH63

For further assistance, please contact HelpDesk@middlebury.edu.

PLACEMENT RESULTS

When all test results have been processed, you will receive an email with your placement level.  It is not automatic; please allow time for human processing.
You will not receive actual test results.

Notification of your placement level will be provided by email in early June, in time for the purchase of any required textbooks.

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