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Woodbury High School students earn top score on Chinese Proficiency Test

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Three of the 10 Minnesota high school students who earned the top score on the Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì (HSK), translated as Chinese Proficiency Test, attend Woodbury High School. Tierney Boler, Brandon Chen and Sophie Wu each earned the Minnesota Bilingual Seal - Gold Certificate for their scores on the HSK. The test is China’s only standardized exam for Chinese language proficiency for non-native speakers.

Boler, Chen and Wu all earned a score above 270 out of 300 on the HSK. They will receive recognition on their diploma, that proves they have reached mid-level proficiency for the Chinese language. This means they can communicate in Chinese at a basic level in their daily, academic and professional lives. They would also likely be able to manage most communication in Chinese when traveling in China.

In all, 50 students from Woodbury High School took the exam and 47 passed.