Welcome to the Chinese Computerized Adaptive Listening Comprehension Test (CCALT)! CCALT measures the student's listening comprehension of Mandarin Chinese and assigns a proficiency level upon the student's completion of the test. The proficiency testing follows the guidelines by the American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages. It uses sound algorithms to adapt the difficulty level of the items to the individual student, collecting data along the way for item selection and rating of proficiency.
CCALT is funded by the National East Asian Languages Resource Center at The Ohio State University, and the Graduate College of The University of Iowa. It is an on-going project. In addition to the efforts made to enhance the items for each proficiency level, CCALT's delivery format has morphed from CD-ROM to web-based. The most recent web-based version features new administrative functions, making data collection and analyses user friendly.
Thank you for choosing CCALT! Your continuing support is greatly appreciated!