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Table 6 Descriptors with scaling problems

From: Calibrating the CEFR against the China Standards of English for College English vocabulary education in China

Logit ID CEFR-CSE level Rated level Descriptor wording
.90 V34 B2-CSE7 C1-CSE8 Knows about 6,000 words, and words from the AWL (Academic Word List) and 1,200 phrases, among which 2,200 are active words
.26 V5 B1 + -CSE6 C1-CSE8 Knows many most frequently used idioms
.26 V9 C1-CSE8 B2-CSE7 Knows expressions based on polysemy
.19 V30 C1-CSE8 B2-CSE7 Finds several vocabulary options in almost all speaking and writing situations
.04 V21 B1-CSE5 B2-CSE7 Can produce synonyms of basic words in different contexts
.04 V23 B1 + -CSE6 B2-CSE7 Can produce the synonyms to the most common words of most parts of speech
-.04 V26 B1 + -CSE6 B2-CSE7 Can produce the antonyms to the most common words of most parts of speech
-.11 V33 B1 + -CSE6 B2-CSE7 Knows the meaning of about 5,000 words and words from the AWL (Academic Word List), and 700 phrases, among which 2,000 are active words
-.26 V19 B1 + -CSE6 B2-CSE7 Can use a range of affixations to produce basic words
-.42 V15 B2-CSE7 B1 + -CSE6 Can recognize and use a range of colloquial expressions
-.50 V14 B2-CSE7 B1 + -CSE6 Can recognize and use a range of idioms
-.58 V24 B1-CSE5 B1 + -CSE6 Can produce antonyms of basic words in different contexts
-.58 V27 B1-CSE5 B1 + -CSE6 Can produce some frequent collocations
-.66 V28 B2-CSE7 B1 + -CSE6 Can express meanings by adding affixation to familiar words, e.g., have a review
-.66 V29 B2-CSE7 B1-CSE5 Has a good command of vocabulary related to everyday situations
-.84 V10 B2-CSE7 B1-CSE5 Knows a number of principles of word formation, e.g., agree - agreeable
−1.22 V13 B2-CSE7 B1-CSE5 Can recognize and use a range of vocabulary