NSE Announces an Additional Option for Testing

Beginning with the 2018-2019 academic year, NSE will provide two options to teachers as follows:

  1. NSE – National Spanish Examinations
    All registration and test administration procedures will remain unchanged from 2018.
  3. NSA – National Spanish Assessments
    AATSP announces a new series of examinations called the National Spanish Assessments.
    The National Spanish Assessments (NSA) are the non-contest version of the NSE.  The NSA is valid assessment tool written from the same specifications and standards as the National Spanish Examinations.
  • Registration and testing can take place throughout the academic year.
  • The cost of the NSA is $3 per student.
  • Each of the four modules (Interpretive Reading, Interpretive Listening, Vocabulary, and Grammar) can be administered separately.
  • Each of the four modules can be administered twice and at different points in the year to show growth.
  • The NSA is not part of the NSE contest, and there are no prizes nor scholarships.
  • Results are available immediately through the teacher’s Quia account.
  • Results are provided in points and percentages, not in percentiles.

 Click here for a comparison between the NSE and the NSA.


Registration Closed

Registration for the 2019 National Spanish Exams has closed.


Regular registration for the 2019 National Spanish Exams opened November 1, 2018 and ran through February 5, 2019.

A late registration period ran from February 15, 2019 through February 25, 2019.

If you have yet to register students, there is another option.  Please call the office for details (219) 465-2100.





2019 NSE Test Window

The test window for the 2019 National Spanish Examination is open. You may test anytime between Friday, March 1, 2019 through Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

 NOTE: The exam will NOT be available after Wednesday, April 10, 2019.


Click here for the General Information - Administration Instructions.


Timeline for NSE

Members who would like a brief overview of the process for the NSE are encouraged to print off the following NSE Checklist.

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