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National Portuguese Examinations

GENERAL INFORMATION

The National Portuguese Examinations (NPE) are online tests that engage students in achievement (what a student knows) and performance (what a student is able to do). The NPE are intended for high school students of Portuguese.

The NPE are intended as motivational, extra-curricular activities and contests for students of members of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). The NPE are not designed for any other purpose and should not be used for assessment, placement, or proficiency testing.

  • The National Portuguese Examinations (Levels 1-4) are administered online through Quia Web.
  • In order to register, teachers must log-in to the AATSP website. Once logged-in, click here to access the registration page or hover over "National Portuguese Examinations" from the "Program and Activities" menu on the AATSP homepage.

 

IMPORTANT DATES 

Registration

Test Window

Results

Nov 1 – Jan 31

Mar 1 – Apr 10

May 1



TEST CONTENT

The tests have two parts: achievement and performance, each 40 minutes in length.

The achievement part assesses accuracy in vocabulary and grammar according to the following specifications by level:

 

The performance part assesses interpretive communication (reading and listening comprehension) using authentic materials.

TEACHERS ADMINISTERING THE NPE

1.     Teachers who administer the NPE must be members in good standing of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).

2.     Teachers may only register students who are currently enrolled in their classes. To ensure that students are enrolled in the registering teacher's class, the NPE Director reserves the right to request that each participating teacher submit an official class list signed by an administrator.

 

REGISTRATION and COST

1.     Regular Registration is from November 1 – January 31.  The cost is $5 per student.

2.     Late registration is from February 15 – 25.  Registering late incurs a late fee of $2 per examination.

3.     Click here to access the registration page (you must log-in to the AATSP website to access the page).

 

TEST ADMINISTRATION

The NPE are administered online anytime between March 1 – April 10.

 

RESULTS and PRIZES

Teachers will receive results for their students on or before May 1.  The NPE office will also send to teachers medals for all students who earn gold, silver and bronze medal placement.

 

For more information, please contact:

Test Content

Blair Bateman

Director of Test Development, National Portuguese Examinations

Blair_Bateman@byu.edu

 

Test Administration 

Kevin Cessna-Buscemi

 Director of National Spanish and Portuguese Examinations

 kcessna@nationalspanishexam.org

219-465-2100

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