Computerized Oral Proficiency Instrument (COPI) – Mandarin Chinese


The COPI is a comprehensive oral proficiency assessment that provides reliable, valid results to help inform instruction and gauge student progress.


The COPI is designed to assess the oral proficiency of upper high school students, college students, and professionals who are native or near-native English speakers learning the target language. The COPI provides language professionals with a computerized, time-efficient tool to assess their students’ language proficiency. The COPI's computerized delivery uses   up-to-date technology, and its semi-adaptive design adjusts test difficulty level to students' proficiency levels. Performance on the COPI is rated according to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines–Speaking.


The COPI includes the following components:


COPI Test Administration Program

This computer program is used to administer the test. It includes all test instructions.


COPI Rater Program

This computer program is used to rate examinees’ performance on the COPI. It also includes rater training to teach new users how to rate student responses on the COPI.


The initial purchase of the COPI includes 25 COPI rating licenses. A license is needed for each examinee performance to be rated. Additional rating licenses can be purchased from the CAL Store in units of 25, 100, and 500.


COPI Quick Start Guide

This guide is included with the purchase of the COPI and provides the information needed to install and open the COPI test administration and rater programs.


COPI Test Administrator Manual

This detailed manual is included as a PDF file on the COPI USB and the COPI Test Administration CD.


The COPI is available for Mandarin Chinese, Modern Standard Arabic, and Spanish. When ordering the COPI, please choose CD or USB format. When ordering additional licenses,  please choose 25, 100, or 500.





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Computerized Oral Proficiency Instrument (COPI) – Mandarin Chinese