Homeschool Students

Homeschool students are eligible to take the National Spanish Exams

provided that:


- The Homeschool Teacher makes arrangements for his/her student(s) to take the exam under the supervision of a sponsoring Spanish teacher. (The sponsoring Spanish teacher is defined as a Spanish teacher in an accredited institution who regularly administers the NSE).

- Each student taking the exam at the Sponsoring School is adequately proctored.


*These requirements ensure that no one can challenge the exam results of any student(s).



Sponsoring Teacher


- It is the responsibility of the Homeschool Teacher to find a Sponsoring Teacher in an accredited institution (called the Sponsoring School).

- The Homeschool student(s) must take the exam at the Sponsoring School when the Sponsoring Teacher administers the exam to their students.


*If the Homeschool Teacher needs assistance finding a sponsoring teacher, they should call the National Spanish Exams Office at (219) 465-2100.





Neither the Homeschool Teacher nor the Sponsoring Teacher should register any Homeschool students.

First: The Homeschool Teacher should fill out the Homeschool Application Form.  This form must be sent via email to the National Spanish Exams Office as a record of all students who will be taking the NSE in the sponsoring school. (See contact us.)

Once the Homeschool Application Form has been completed, the Homeschool Coordinator (staff member in the NSE Office) will oversee that registration of Homeschool Students is completed correctly.

On or about February 22, the Sponsoring Teacher will receive a list of usernames and passwords for all students registered.  It will be the job of the NSE Administrator to send out username(s) and passwords(s) of student(s) to the Proctoring Teacher.


*Note:  The deadline for homeschool applications is January 15, 2022.


Submit the completed Homeschool Application form to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Test Administration


The Sponsoring Teacher must familiarize themselves with the test administration procedures and be able to log in to the master Quia account. 

This account is primarily used to "add an attempt" should a student have problems during the test. 





All test results will be sent to the Sponsoring Teacher, whose responsibility it will be to forward individual results to the Homeschool Teacher. 



Examination Payment

The cost per student for Homeschool Teachers and Students will be the same as the cost for all other teachers and their students.


 Cost per Teacher

The teacher fee to give the National Spanish Exams is $75 (without an AATSP membership). 

However, if the homeschool teacher is a member of the AATSP then the teacher fee is waived, as giving the National Spanish Exams is a benefit of AATSP membership. 


 Cost per Student

The cost per student is a $5 national fee per student.


Honor Code


NSE Honor Code Attestation Pledge 


“On my honor, I pledge that I have not given nor received unauthorized aid on any part of these examinations and all work submitted is my own.”



Honor Code Attestation


The National Spanish and Portuguese Examinations promote academic integrity by enforcing every contestant and administrator to demonstrate high standards of personal honesty in academic work. 


Violations of the Honor Code disrupt the community of trust necessary to support our high standards of academic achievement. As such, honor code offenses will result in serious consequences. 


Students and administrators will indicate their adherence to the honor code by writing their full legal names in the following form, signing their full legal names in the following form, expressing the date of signature, and submitting it for review before any National Examination is administered to ensure that each student and administrator is properly accounted for. 


By agreeing to this Honor Code Attestation, you are bound to adhere to the policies of the National Spanish Examinations in addition to accepting any consequences of violations of this Code as written below. 





The following examples constitute violations of the Honor Code and are defined in the following text: cheating, stealing, lying, forgery, plagiarism, duplicate submission, and the failure to report a violation.


Examples of Honor Code Offenses include, but are not limited to:

    1. Unauthorized Collaboration, such as
      • Working with any other person or object during the examinations
      • Looking at someone else’s examination or allowing another student to look at their paper with their knowledge
      • Using ANY textbooks, websites, applications, class notes, prepared notes, written/printed materials, or having or using notes, formulas, definitions, or other course material in a programmable calculator, cellphone, or other electronic device 
      • Using a communication device such as a messaging system, cell phone, or tablet to send, receive, or share any information regarding the examinations
    2. Unauthorized Advantage, such as
      • Looking at someone else’s examination, with or without their knowledge
      • Giving or receiving written or oral answers during the tests
      • Relaying information or accepting information concerning test items and/or format, such as securing a copy of the test or test questions prior to taking it or sharing test questions with other students, verbally, electronically, or in written form.
    3. Plagiarism, such as
      • Copying someone else’s answers by manual or electronic means 
      • Turning in, for credit, any examination that is not based solely on the student’s own abilities
    4. Lying – stating an oral or written untruth with the intent to deceive
    5. Forging of Any Materials – signing a name that is not one’s own, testing or administering a test under falsified or altered information
    6. Planning or participating in any cheating scheme 



Attestation Form


Here is the PDF Form that needs to be printed, filled out, signed, and turned in

Signing this form is an indication of your acceptance of the NSE Honor Code and your responsibility to uphold the integrity of the National Spanish and Portuguese Examinations. 

(You may also click on the image above to access the PDF form!)