The Steering Committee for the Test Of Proficiency-Huayu (SC-TOP) was established in November 2005 under the direction of the Ministry of Education of R.O.C. The Committee aims to develop and promote an effective Chinese assessment system, mainly the Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL; formerly known as TOP), for Chinese learners worldwide to assess their Chinese proficiency.
The SC-TOP has the following major missions:
To design and plan the test contents of TOCFL
To build test item pools for TOCFL
To develop computer-based Chinese proficiency test systems
To promote Taiwan’s Chinese proficiency tests for nonnative speakers of Chinese
To increase exchange among Chinese proficiency test organizations worldwide