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ERIC Number: EJ799905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0265-5322
College English Test (CET) in China
Zheng, Ying; Cheng, Liying
Language Testing, v25 n3 p408-417 2008
The purpose of the College English Test (CET) is to examine the English proficiency of undergraduate students in China and ensure that Chinese undergraduates reach the required English levels specified in the National College English Teaching Syllabus (NCETS). In accordance with the courses on the syllabus, the CET consists of three tests: Band 4 (CET-4), Band 6 (CET-6), and the CET-Spoken English Test (CET-SET). The test is administered by the National College English Testing Committee on behalf of the Higher Education Department, Ministry of Education, the People's Republic of China (the P. R. China). The CET-4 and the CET-6 are held twice a year at the end of each semester. Each test takes 125 minutes to complete. The CET-SET is also held twice a year, a month before the end of each semester. The test lasts approximately 20 minutes. Four subscores are reported in the CET report cards in addition to the total score gained out of 710 points: listening comprehension (249 points, 35%), reading comprehension (249 points, 35%), cloze or error correction (70 points, 10%), and writing and translation (142 points, 20%). This article provides a review of CET. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China