National Statistics



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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Quick Links

Use the links below to find national statistics, learn more about NSE report cards, and more.


National Averages

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 Percentiles

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  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016

2023 National Percentiles

LevelAll Categories*
Level 01National Percentiles (2023)
Level 1National Percentiles (2023)
Level 2National Percentiles (2023)
Level 3National Percentiles (2023)
Level 4National Percentiles (2023)
Level 5National Percentiles (2023)
Level 6National Percentiles (2023)

*Note: Percentile charts for the Classroom Experience, Outside Experience, and Bilingual categories are included within the documents according to their respective Levels.


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.

About Categories
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.