National Portuguese Examinations

What is the NPE?

The National Portuguese Examinations (NPE) are online tests that engage students in achievement (what a student knows) and performance (what a student is able to do).

The NPE are intended for Middle School and High School students of Portuguese (Levels 1-4). 

 


 

The NPE are intended as motivational, extra-curricular activities and contests for students of members of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). The NPE are designed for the purposes of assessment, placement, and proficiency testing of students taking Portuguese language classes. 

 


 

IMPORTANT DATES 

 

Registration

Test Window

Results

TBD JAN 2022

Mar 1 – Apr 10

May TBD

 


 

TEST CONTENT

 

The tests have two parts: achievement and performance, each part is 40 minutes in length.

 

The achievement part assesses accuracy in vocabulary and grammar:

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)

 

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

 


 

LINKS TO PAST NATIONAL PORTUGUESE EXAMINATIONS

 


Click on the links below to practice for the National Portuguese Examinations!

 

2018 Examinations

Level of Examination

Achievement:
Vocabulary
Grammar

Level 1

Level 2

 Level 3

 Level 4

Performance:
Reading
Listening

 Level 1

Level 2 

Level 3

Level 4

 


 

TEACHERS ADMINISTERING THE NPE

 

- Teachers who administer the NPE must be current members of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). 

- Teachers may only register students who are currently enrolled in their classes. To ensure that students are enrolled in the registering teacher's class, the NPE Director reserves the right to request that each participating teacher submit an official class list signed by an administrator.

 


 

 REGISTRATION & COST

 

 Registration for the NPE will begin on January 6th, 2022 (New!). The cost is $5 per student. 

 Late registration incurs a late fee of $1 per examination. (Registration deadline To Be Announced). 

 


 

TEST ADMINISTRATION

 

The NPE are administered online between March 1, 2022 – April 10, 2022.

 


 

RESULTS and PRIZES

 

Teachers will receive results for their students on or before May 1.  The NPE office will also send to teachers medals for all students who earn gold, silver and bronze medal placement.

 


 

NATIONAL WINNERS

 

Click on the link below to see the names of students (their schools and their teachers) who have earned Gold Medal Placement (95th percentile or higher), Silver Medal Placement (85th - 94th percentile) or Bronze Medal Placement (75th - 84th percentile) on the National Portuguese Examinations. 

 

NOTE: The information in the links below was extracted from the information section which students completed on the Achievement portion of the National Spanish Examination. Consequently, AATSP is unable to correct any errors in spelling or capitalization.

 

2021 National Portuguese ExamMedal Placement Recipients

2021 National Portuguese ExamMedal Placement Chart

2020 National Portuguese ExamMedal Placement Recipients

2020 National Portuguese ExamMedal Placement Chart

2019 National Portuguese ExamMedal Placement Recipients

2019 National Portuguese ExamMedal Placement Chart

 


 

For more information:

 

 

Director of Test Development, National Portuguese Examinations

 

 

Lisa Greenman

Director of National Spanish and Portuguese Examinations

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