National Portuguese Examinations

What is the NPE?

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 (Grades 5 through 12).

 

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. 

 


 

 

Registration

 

** Use this link to register for the National Portuguese Exam with Lingco Language Labs ! **

 

For questions or concerns regarding the Registration Window for the 2022 National Portuguese Exam, please Contact Us


 

2022 Important Dates for the NPE!

 

Registration

Test Window

 National Results

Jan 10th - Feb 7th*

Mar 1st – Apr 15th

May 6th

 

 

 Having trouble registering for the NPE because you're snowed in?
 We're snowed-in, too!
 REGISTRATION has been extended until FEB 7!

 

 


 

 Cost

 

Students

The cost is $5 per student. 

 Late Registration incurs a late fee of $1-per-examination. 

 

 

Teachers 

- Teachers who administer the NPE must be current members of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish & 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.

 


 

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.)

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 Exams

 


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

 

2018 Examinations

Levels of Examinations

Achievement:
Vocabulary
Grammar

Level 1

Level 2

 Level 3

 Level 4

Performance:
Reading
Listening

 Level 1

Level 2 

Level 3

Level 4

 

 


 

NPE Test Administration

 

The NPE is administered online between March 1, 2022 – April 15, 2022.

Specific directions and guides regarding NPE Test Administration is available at the following: NPE Test Administration.

 


 

Results & Prizes

 

Teachers will receive National Percentile results for their students on or about May 6th, 2022. 

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

 


 

National Winners!

 

Click on the links below to see the names of students (their schools and their teachers) who have earned the following recognition on the National Portuguese Exam! 

Ouro Medal Placement (95th percentile or higher)

Prata Medal Placement (85th - 94th percentile)

Bronze Medal Placement (75th - 84th percentile)

 

 

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

 

2021 National Portuguese Exam Medal Placement Recipients

2021 National Portuguese Exam Medal Placement Chart

2020 National Portuguese Exam Medal Placement Recipients

2020 National Portuguese Exam Medal Placement Chart

2019 National Portuguese Exam Medal Placement Recipients

2019 National Portuguese Exam Medal Placement Chart

 


 

2022 NPE Test Development

 

 Get to know the NPE Exam Writers!

 Meet Our Staff

 

Dr. Celia R. Bianconi 

Co-Director of Test Development, National Portuguese Examinations

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Dr. Nilma Dominique 

Co-Director of Test Development, National Portuguese Examinations

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Lisa Greenman

Director of National Spanish & Portuguese Examinations

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