Test Your Spanish Skills with NSE
Available on the National Spanish Examination (NSE) website are past examinations (2006 thru 2013) in seven different levels (0 to 6). After taking an exam, you can submit your answers and receive a score. Correct answers will also be shown. The skills tested are reading, listening, and grammar.
P.S: You can also find some more free practice tests here https://www.nationalspanishexam.org/index.php/exam-preparation/online-practice-exercises
I got 77% at A1. I remember doing it before and getting a bit higher. I really should practice more..
Apparently that link no longer goes where it used to. I found a couple of different sites, though: http://www.donquijote.org/spanishlanguage/test/ http://www.cambridgeinstitute.net/en/tests-de-nivel-ingles/test-nivel-espanol-i
EDIT: Unfortunately, for the second link, you have to enter your name/email to receive your results. :\
Score: 32.00 | Spanish Level: B1.I i am about 3/4 through duolingo Spanish, but before studying on Duolingo it should be noted that i had taken Spanish in college, about ten years ago. I just did not practice it for awhile...but a lot of it popped back from my mind memory.
For the first link, i got 100% on the first part of the test, but i failed upon completion of the second- only 40% correct, which doesn't seem too good :(
I GOT A 90% out of 100%
I took 2013 Proficiency 01 (it goes from 01,1,2,3,4,5,6) and it was 17 reading questions and 17 listening questions. In the reading section you read spanish text then answer a multiple choice question in english. In the listening section you listen to short conversations (30-40 sec.) then answer a multiple choice question, again in english. I will try and go thru the levels and see where I cant score above 65%
I had 3 wrong also but the scaled point system affects it since the questions have different point values, so I had 180 points out of 200.
Thanks for posting this
EDIT: I am taking the 2013 Level 01 Proficiency Test right now and I am understanding everything I am reading, and I am answering confidently, instead of guessing. It's quite shocking, I guess DL is working, and I know more than I thought I did...
I just took that test too and was so suprised how easily I could understand just about everything! I got a 96%! :) ¡Sólo dos respuestas incorrectas! [Edit: Oops, I was actually taking the achievement test instead of the proficiency test. I just took the proficiency one and got a 100%!]
¡Muchas gracias Ghashmary por estas preubas!
I did 2013 achievement level 01 and scored 88%, but one of my incorrect answers are 'which grade are you in' '6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12'. I chose 6, but had no idea what to fill in, since I'm dutch and we don't have grades like that.
And I score 91% in proficiency level 01.
I did some research on the grades. These tests are for K-grades 6-12. It says that grade 6 is roughly for students of 11-12 years old.
Do the levels of the NSE tests level 01-level 6 correspond with the grades? E.G. level 01= grade 6. Level 1 = grade 7, etc.?
Another question. Is the K-12 grading based upon learning your mother tongue, or learning a second language?
Yeah, grade 6 is about 11-12 years old. But are you sure that question was marked wrong? That doesn't count as #1, by the way. You don't need to fill in any of that stuff in the beginning, and it shouldn't affect your grade (I ignored all that stuff on the proficiency test 01 and still got a 100%). The levels of the NSE tests are a separate thing from the grades, though, and don't have any correlation. They're just supposed to rank how good someone is in Spanish regardless of age and grade.
It might have been a bug. I clicked at the wrong answer and it brought me to my current level. Although for the next wrong answers I kept being directed to the wrong question as well.
How come the website references to the K-grades? When starting a test. And on the 'what is NSE' page is stated 'The National Spanish Examinations are online, standardized assessment tools for Grades 6 -12'..
To me it seems that the NSE tests and K-grades do have correlation.
It is still unclear to me whether the 'age indication' of the K-grades is regarding someone speaking their first language or second language.
Oh, yes they do have a problem with where it takes you on the page when you click on one of the problems you get wrong, so that was probably it.
From the NSE website https://www.nationalspanishexam.org/index.php/about-us/what-is-the-nse: "NSE is committed to providing teachers with assessment tools and offering students opportunities to practice their language skills and know their Spanish language proficiency rating through taking the exam. "
It's probably just targeted for those grades to be for a substitute for a college placement exam or other tests that are available for older students and to help the middle/high schools know what level class a student should take. And the reason they ask for the grade on the test is probably to help the proctors identify the students and for statistical purposes. But because people start learning langauges at all different ages, I don't think a specific level of Spanish can really be placed on a specific age/grade.
This is a very good site. I use it with my students. The test fee is $4 each, only schools can apply
thank you for your good tip of this exam site, but it should be paid, isn't it? Would you recommend me something free to study Spanish grammar?>
Thanks for the info -- I'll give it a shot when I finally get around to finishing my tree. :-/
This is an excellent link! This is exactly what I was looking for to progress my Spanish skills a bit more. I was a bit cocky and tried out a Level 6 Proficiency paper (took me an hour and a half though, lol). It was kinda hellish, but I got 62% on that! :D
These are very helpful -- thanks! (I got a 92% on the first one I took, level 01 from 2013).
I love the NSE. I've won 1st place, 100$, and a cool t-shirt several years in a row. Hopefully again this year :3 I take it next week!!
Got around 94% on the first two levels of the 2013 proficiency tests. I also noticed that level 2 of the test borrows a lot of questions from level 1.