The purpose of the National Spanish Examinations is
- to recognize achievement in the study of the Spanish language
- to promote proficiency in interpretive communication in the Spanish language
- to assess the national standards as they pertain to learning Spanish
- to stimulate further interest in the teaching and learning of Spanish
- Many teachers state that they use the National Spanish Examinations to prepare students to take other standardized tests such as AP, IB, SAT II and college placement exams.
- Many administrators state that they can use data from the National Spanish Examinations to create reports to show how their schools have improved over an academic year.