Who We Are
What We Do
✔ To recognize achievement in the studies of Spanish & Portuguese
✔ To promote proficiency in interpretive communication in Spanish & Portuguese
✔ To assess the national standards as they pertain to learning Spanish & Portuguese
✔ To stimulate further interest in the teaching and learning of Spanish & Portuguese
America’s Largest Spanish Contest
The National Spanish Exam (NSE) is the most widely used Spanish test in the United States, also known as “America’s largest academic Spanish contest.” In the Spring of 2020, a total of 150,000 students in the United States registered for the National Spanish Exam, National Portuguese Exam, and/or National Spanish Challenge. The scores provided through the suite of Exams offered by AATSP Exams are recognized by numerous administrative and teaching associations and organizations at the local, state, and national levels. Even the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) had placed this program on the NASSP National Advisory List of Contests and Activities throughout various years.
Over 65 Years of Examinations
From 1957 until 2005, the National Spanish Exam was administered in a “paper and pencil” format. From 2006 until 2021, the National Spanish Exam had been administered in an online format through the Quia Corporation and was the first National World Language Exam to be administered online. After the 2021-2022 academic year, like many other national exams the NSE switched exam platforms to Lingco Language Labs. In the meantime, the National Spanish Challenge (NSC) and National Portuguese Exam (NPE) were created to expand and further our Mission.