RAW SCORES & PERCENTILES
AATSP Exams (NSE) publishes National Average scores and National Percentile charts a few weeks after the exam cycle has closed.
AATSP Exams awards medals to students based on percentile ranking. National Averages display how students scored overall on the most recent National Spanish Exam, while National Percentile charts are used to convert raw scores for the National Spanish Exam into a National Percentile score.
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Use the links below to find national statistics, learn more about NSE report cards, and more.
NATIONAL SPANISH EXAM
Click on the links below to find out national averages for past National Spanish Exams.
Averages are available for all measurement categories (vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension, listening comprehension, achievement, and proficiency) for the Classroom Experience (formerly Regular), Outside Experience and Bilingual categories.
NATIONAL SPANISH EXAM
2023 National Percentiles
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*Note: Percentile charts for the Classroom Experience, Outside Experience, and Bilingual categories are included within the documents according to their respective Levels.
2022 National Percentiles
2021 National Percentiles
2020 National Percentiles
2019 National Percentiles
2018 National Percentiles
2017 National Percentiles
2016 National Percentiles
How it Works
At the national level, the NSE is scored using both raw scores and percentiles. When results become available, teachers are able to download their students’ results and their report cards. Results include a list of students and their respective raw scores, percentile rankings, and the medals they are eligible for.
Raw Scores (white column) – The number of points received for questions answered
National Percentiles (grey column) – This score indicates the performance of a student in relationship to the performance of other students nationwide, specifically those in the same
level and category.
What It Means
Percentiles show where the student ranks nationally among all of the students who also sat for the National Spanish Exam in that same year, Level, and Category. For example, if a Level 3 student in the Classroom Experience category receives a percentile of 84, this indicates that the student answered more test items correctly than 84% of Level 3 students in the Classroom Experience category nationwide.
Because the National Spanish Exam is a competition, students compete against other students within their Level and within their Category. The more advanced the Category, the more challenging it becomes for the student to achieve a higher percentile ranking.