National Spanish Exam (NSE)

Great News!

Congratulations to the following senior students and their sponsors for being awarded $1000 dollars university scholarship from the National Spanish Exam:

  • Laura Koch and her teacher sponsor Hugh Welfing from Fayetteville-Manlius High School, Syracuse from our Central New York Region.
  • Isabel Ledezma and her teacher sponsor Teresita Barcia from Bethlehem High School, Albany from Eastern New York.

These are the first two prizes in this category awarded by the NSE since the reactivation of an NSE Coordinator in 2017 under the auspices of Upstate New York Chapter AATSP (UNY)

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NSE RESULTS as of May, 2018

Congratulations to all the winners and their teachers!

Most of you should have received an email with the summary of the medals that will be sent out to you soon for your students.  If you haven’t gotten an email, please contact Evelyn Ledezma as soon as possible at ealedezma@gmail.com.

Thanks to all that participated this year and I look forward to seeing more teachers and students next year.

–Evelyn Ledezma

NSE UPDATE 12/5/2017

Registrations for the National Spanish Exams are now open.  Remember to select the Upstate New York chapter to qualify for medals for awarded students.  Follow this link for complete instructions on how to register: https://www.nationalspanishexam.org/images/pdf/registration_instructions_for_aatsp_members.pdf  Remember that AATSP members do not have to pay the $75 exam fees since it’s one of the benefits of the membership.
New this year! We have added a senior scholarship for our chapter in addition to the national scholarships.  You can see all the details here https://www.nationalspanishexam.org/images/pdf/snrschl.pdf

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NSE UPDATE  2/20/2017

Late registrations for the National Spanish Examinations are now open until February 25th.  There’s a fee of $2 per exam, plus the national ($4) and regional  ($1.50) fees.  Exam administration will open on March 1st until April 10th.  New this year, instructional videos on various topics such as choosing the right levels, changing levels and even substituting students.  You can find them on the following link: https://www.nationalspanishexam.org/images/pdf/videolinks.pdf

Also on the National Spanish exam webpage you’ll find a timeline and a checklist to help you plan ahead, plus other relevant information, make sure to check it out.

When administering the test, make sure that your students spell your name correctly, if you have a hyphenated name or your name has changed, tell your students which name you want them to use.  This will facilitate and make more efficient the process of sending the medals to each teacher.  This also applies to the names of schools, especially those that have two or more names combined.  Check with colleagues and decide exactly how you’d like all students to fill out the forms.

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: 2017 NSE Deadline is fast approaching:nse-registration-deadline

The National Spanish Examinations are online, standardized assessment tools for Grades 6 -12, given voluntarily by over 4,000 teachers throughout the United States to measure proficiency and achievement of students who are studying Spanish as a second language. The National Spanish Examinations are the most widely used tests of Spanish in the United States.  In the spring of 2016, a total of 169,697 students participated in the online version of the exam.

2016 Results:

The results for the National Spanish Examinations were sent out in mid-April. 34 teachers in our region participated with over 1,280 students from all levels, 01 to 6.  Students from our region did very well and many will be receiving gold, silver and bronze medals soon.  Many others also had honorable mentions.  All this could not have happened without the leadership of their extraordinary teachers that keep them engaged and motivated throughout the school year.  Congratulations!

Most of you should have received an email with the summary of the medals that will be sent out to you soon for your students.  If you haven’t gotten an email, please contact Evelyn Ledezma as soon as possible at ealedezma@gmail.com.

Thanks to all that participated this year and I look forward to seeing more teachers and students next year.

–Evelyn Ledezma

For information on taking the National Spanish Exam, contact Evelyn Ledezma.

View the national website.