Level Chinese Reading, Writing and Interpersonal Oral Standards

Based on years of Chinese teaching experience, the Level Chinese Content R&D team has developed a set of systematic, concrete and assessable Chinese interpersonal oral, reading and writing levels and standards.  The Level Chinese team considered framework and expectations as specified by each of the following organizations:

As a result, our platform provides:

  • 24 levels of  Reading Foundation Standards and 16 levels of Reading Informational Text Standards
  • 8 levels of Writing Standards for each of the following text types:
    • Informative
    • Narrative
    • Opinion
  • 10 levels of Interpersonal Oral Standards

The following tables and diagrams explain relationship between each organization’s framework and Level Chinese standards.

Common Core for ELA Reading Anchor Standards

Relationship between Level Chinese Reading standards to Common Core Anchor Reading Standards, using Level J as an example

Common Core for ELA Writing Anchor Standards

Relationship between Level Chinese Writing standards to Common Core Anchor Writing Standards, using Level K as an example

中国语文课程标准确定了识字、读、写和说的标准。这些标准通过教授相应年级的课本得以体现。我们详细地分析了中国语文课程标准,发现这些标准与美国共同核心标准阅读的框架有共通之处。由于Level Chinese标准是基于美国共同核心标准框架,因此可以说Level Chinese标准与中国语文课程标准有共通之处。请查看下面的概述。详细的对应分析文件可以在登录后查看

Chinese National Curriculum (中国语文课程标准) identifies standards for character recognition, reading, writing and speaking. These standards are expected to be instructed along with the textbooks designated for each grade. We unpacked the reading standards and found that they correlate with the Common Core Reading Framework. Since Level Chinese standards are designed based on Common Core Framework, Level Chinese standards also correlate with Chinese National Curriculum (中国语文课程标准). Please see below for high level summary. Detailed mapping is available after login.

我们根据Level Chinese 的文本分级标准,以部编版语文课本作为参考,为一到九年级的大部分课文进行了分级。下面的表格展示了每册课本主要覆盖的等级分布。这些等级可以和各年级的目标等级相互参照,并且得到了北京某所知名双语学校的验证。这些年级的目标等级设置是根据Level Chinese评估系统多年来累积的测试数据分析得出的。因为中国语文课程标准和Level Chinese标准都是基于类似的框架,所以教师可以参考和结合Level Chinese的相应等级来指导和准备语文课本的教学。同时,教师还可以从Level Chinese的测试系统中获得数据,从而进一步指导学生的学习。

Using Level Chinese Text Complexity Standards, we identified the level of most texts in the G1-9 textbooks using 部编版语文课本 as a reference. The table below shows the key range of text levels in each textbook. These levels were further cross-referenced with the grade level performance targets and validated by a leading bilingual school in Beijing, China. The grade level performance targets were set based on multiple years of collected student data using the Level Chinese assessments. Given CNC and Level Chinese standards are based on similar framework, teachers can plan instruction of a text in the textbook using standards in the matching level within Level Chinese. In addition, teachers can obtain data on student learning based on assessment results in Level Chinese system.

ACTFL Proficiency Levels Mapping to Level Chinese (Reading)

ACTFL Level Chinese
Novice Low A
Novice Mid B
Novice Mid C
Novice High D
Novice High E
Intermediate Low F
Intermediate Low G
Intermediate Low H
Intermediate Mid I
Intermediate Mid J
Intermediate Mid K
Intermediate High L
ACTFL Level Chinese
Intermediate High M
Intermediate High N
Intermediate High O
Advanced Low P
Advanced Low Q
Advanced Low R
Advanced Low S
Advanced Low T
Advanced Mid U
Advanced High V
Superior W
Distinguished X

ACTFL Proficiency Levels Mapping to Level Chinese (Writing)

ACTFL Level Chinese
Intermediate Low E
Intermediate Mid G
Intermediate Mid I
Intermediate High K
ACTFL Level Chinese
Intermediate High M
Advanced Low O
Advanced Low Q
Advanced Mid S

ACTFL Proficiency Levels Mapping to Level Chinese (Interpersonal Oral OPI)

ACTFL OPI Score Level Chinese
Novice Low N1 A
Novice Mid N2 B
Novice Mid N3 C
Novice High N4 D
ACTFL OPI Score Level Chinese
Intermediate Low I1 E,F
Intermediate Mid I2 I
Intermediate Mid I3 K
Intermediate Mid I4 M
Intermediate High I5 O