NPE Overview

 The National Portuguese Exam (NPE) is an online test that engages students in achievement (what a student knows) and performance (what a student is able to do).

 The NPE is intended for Middle School and High School students of Portuguese.

 There are four Competition Levels for students to participate in (Levels 1-4).


 

The NPE is intended as motivational, extra-curricular activity and contest for students of members of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese (AATSP).

The NPE is designed for the purposes of assessment, placement, and proficiency testing of students studying the Portuguese language. 


 

Exam Format & Length

The NPE has two parts: Achievement and Proficiency. Each part is given a 40-minute-period to complete (for an overall time allowance of 80 minutes).

The format & length of the National Portuguese Examinations for all levels (1-4) is as follows:

- Achievement Exam (vocabulary & grammar) is 40 minutes.

- Proficiency Exam (reading & listening) is 40 minutes.

 

Click here for a more detailed chart of the Format and Length of the National Portuguese Examinations.

 


Test Content

 

The Achievement part assesses accuracy in vocabulary and grammar. (See the table below for Exam Specifications.) 

The Performance part assesses interpretive communication such as reading and listening comprehension.

Vocabulary

Level 1 (PDF)

Level 2 (PDF)

Level 3 (PDF)

Level 4 (PDF)

Grammar

Level 1 (PDF)

Level 2 (PDF)

Level 3 (PDF)

Level 4 (PDF)

 

 

 

 


Results & Prizes

Teachers will receive National Percentile results for their students on or about May 1st, 2023. 

The National Office will also send medals for all students who earn gold, silver, and bronze medal placement to teachers!


NPE Test Development

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Meet Our Staff

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Dr. Nilma Dominique 

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Lisa Greenman

 

Director of National Spanish & Portuguese Examinations

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