National Spanish Examinations
The National Spanish Examinations are online, standardized assessment tools for Grades 6 -12, given voluntarily by over 3800 teachers throughout the United States to measure proficiency and achievement of students who are studying Spanish as a second language.

The purpose of the National Spanish Examination is

  1. to recognize achievement in the study of the Spanish language
  2. to promote proficiency in interpretive communication in the Spanish language
  3. to assess the national standards as they pertain to learning Spanish
  4. to stimulate further interest in the teaching and learning of Spanish

 In addition:

  • Many teachers state that they use the National Spanish Examinations to prepare students to take other standardized tests such as AP, IB, SAT II and college placement exams.
  • Many administrators state that they can use data from the National Spanish Examinations to create reports to show how their schools have improved over an academic year.


Scholarships for Students
Pursuant to its mission, the National Spanish Examination (NSE), a division of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), is commited to recognizing student achievement and promoting language proficiency in the study of Spanish.  To this end, NSE offers the following scholarships and awards to its students:
Last Modified on August 5, 2014