GWU Spanish Placement GWU Spanish Language Program
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PLEASE READ THESE INFORMATION CAREFULLY!

The Spanish Language Program uses THREE levels of screening in order to place students in the correct language acquisition course. They are (1) your Placement test score, (2) your prior formal study of the language -high school and college-, (3) an interview with a Spanish placement advisor, if needed, during the first week of classes.

YOUR SCORE (RAW) AND THE SPANISH COURSE EQUIVALENT
10-45 ................ Spanish 1012 (Intensive Elementary)
46-65 ................ Spanish 1013 or Spanish 1034 (Intensive track)
66-80 ................ Spanish 1014
81-95 ................ Spanish 2005, or Spanish 2056 (Intensive track)
96-110 ............... Spanish 2006
111-125 ............. Spanish 3010W, or Spanish 3022, or Spanish 3040
126-140 ............. Spanish 3100 or above



PRIOR FORMAL STUDY IN HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE (NOT GWU)
STUDENTS WITH 2 YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH ARE ELIGIBLE TO ENROLL IN SPAN 1012 IF THEIR PLACEMENT TEST SCORE FALLS WITHING THE RANGE, OR THEY HAVE AN EVALUATION WITH A PLACEMENT ADVISOR DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES

REGARDLESS OF PLACEMENT TEST RESULTS, STUDENTS WITH 3 YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH ARE INELIGIBLE TO ENROLL IN SPAN 1012. HOWEVER, IF THERE HAS BEEN ONE FULL YEAR OR MORE SINCE THEIR LAST SPANISH CLASS, AND THE PLACEMENT TEST SCORE FALLS WITHING THE RANGE, THEY CAN ENROLL IN SPAN 1012.

REGARDLESS OF PLACEMENT TEST RESULTS, STUDENTS WITH 4 YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH ARE INELIGIBLE TO ENROLL IN SPAN 1012, OR SPAN 1013. HOWEVER, IF THERE HAS BEEN ONE FULL YEAR OR MORE SINCE THEIR LAST SPANISH CLASS, AND THE PLACEMENT TEST SCORE FALLS WITHING THE RANGE, THEY CAN ENROLL IN SPAN 1013. NO CREDIT FOR SPAN 1012 IS GIVEN UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES

FOLLOW THESE STEPS

Step 1

Determine if you need to take the Spanish Placement Test

You DO NOT need to take this test if
• you never studied Spanish in high school, and you do not speak Spanish at home (please enroll in SPAN 1011).
• you received a score of 5 on the AP Spanish Language Exam. This score gives you credit for Spanish 1014 and 2005. You need to register in SPAN 2006
• you received a score of 4 or 5 on the AP Spanish Literature Exam. This score gives you credit for SPAN 2006. Please register for SPAN 3010W, or SPAN 3022, or SPAN 3040

You NEED to take this test if

• you have taken Spanish courses during high school, or at an institution other than The George Washington University
• you have not studied Spanish, but it is a language that is spoken at home
• you lived in a Spanish-speaking country, or were in that country for an extended period of time
• you are a native speaker of Spanish
• your AP Spanish score is less than 5, or you feel that a 5 does not accurately reflect your Spanish level

Step 2

If you need to take the placement exam, create a free Quia account. To do this, go to the Quia Web site. Click the link labeled "Create my free account." Fill out the form that appears. Select "Student" as the account type. Record or memorize your username and password. When you are done, press the "Create my account" button. You should now be in your account information page. Type in the class code PTXX738 at the bottom of the page and press the "Add class" button. Now you're done! Come back to this page and read the instructions below.

Step 3

Read the following instructions carefully.

YOU CAN TAKE THIS TEST ONLY ONCE! MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A STABLE INTERNET CONNECTION AND AT LEAST ONE HOUR OF TIME. STUDENTS WHO TAKE THE TEST TWICE, OR WHO ABANDON THE TEST AFTER HAVING ACCESS TO THE QUESTIONS, WILL NEED TO TAKE AN ALTERNATIVE PLACEMENT TEST DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF THE SEMESTER

• The average time to complete this exam is 45-60 minutes. Exams taken in less than a 20-minute time frame will be considered invalid.

• DO NOT receive assistance from anyone else to answer any of the exam questions. This exam must be a reflection of your own knowledge of the Spanish language. You adhere to the terms of the Academic Integrity Policy set forth by the George Washington University.

• DO NOT consult any materials, including dictionaries, textbooks, or make use of any other pedagogical aids while taking this exam.

• DO NOT GUESS your way through the difficult questions. Instead, leave questions blank. Guessing will inflate your score, which will result in inadequate placement. This may result in (a) a poor grade in the class you take, or (b) lack of a seat in any Spanish class after adjustment of the level is made.

• The Spanish Language Program reserves the right to place students at higher or lower levels of language courses than the results of this exam may suggest, particularly when discrepancies between the student's exam results and actual in-class performance are discovered. Therefore, you are strongly encouraged to adhere to the terms of this exam so that your performance is a true reflection of your level in Spanish.

• If a student does not follow these instructions, neither the Spanish Language Program nor the Department will be held responsible for securing a seat in any Spanish class after adjustment of language level is made. Moreover, any violations of academic integrity will be reported to the Office of Academic Integrity for further action.

Step 4

Now take the test. When you are done, print out the score. (If you forget to or cannot print out the score at this point, do not worry. With your username and password, you can always go back to your account page and print out the score.)

If you encounter a technical problem with this test, contact the Language Center at language@gwu.edu.

. If you have general questions regarding this test, please direct them to languagecenter@gwu.edu. If you need specific academic advice related to Spanish language proficiency and placement, please contact Professor Víctor Valdivia (vvaldivia@gwu.edu)
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SPANISH LANGUAGE PLACEMENT TEST - GWU - NOT VALID FOR WAIVERS. THIS INCLUDES DEPARTMENTAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS SUCH AS ENGLISH, HISTORY, ANTHROPOLOGY, ETC.
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If you are already in a Spanish class, do not use your Quia book key for this test. Create a separate free account following the instruction above.
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