Scoring - Raw Scores & Percentiles

Interested in knowing how the National Spanish Examinations are scored? View this PDF document to learn how to interpret your NSE results.


Student Errors in Category Declarations

When a student declares an incorrect category, the test results are still valid but they are unofficial. The student did not do anything which invalidated the answers to the actual test; however, because the scores are in the incorrect category, they must be removed.


Teachers can still recognize their students and award the appropriate certificate (Oro, Plata, Bronce, Mención Honorífica) by comparing the student's scores to the percentile chart for the correct category posted at


Unfortunately, because the student did not declare the correct category, the score cannot be added to the official results, and the student will not be recognized on the official list of winners at either the national or chapter levels.