World Language and English Placement Tests


The following placement tests will help us determine your placement in your 9th grade World Language class. Please complete the test in one sitting and without the aid of online sources.

You do not need to take a placement test if you are signing up for level 1 of French, Latin, or Spanish.

Spanish Placement Tests:

Test to enter level 2: Choose this test if you have completed a full year of level 1, or two full years of level 1 Part A and level 1 Part B.

Test to enter level 3: Choose this test if your middle school has an IB program with high school levels of levels 1 and 2 and you successfully completed both.

Test to enter Spanish 4 — Choose this test if you have successfully completed Spanish 3 at the high school level and are ready to study Spanish at the Honors level.

French Placement Tests:

Test to enter level 2: Choose this test if you have completed a full year of level 1, or two full years of level 1 Part A and level 1 Part B.

Test to enter level 3: Choose this test if your middle school has an IB program with high school levels of levels 1 and 2 and you successfully completed both.

Test to enter French 4 — Choose this test if you have successfully completed French 3 at the high school level and are ready to study French at the Honors level.

 

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What if your situation is not described above?
We understand that your elementary and middle school language exposure may be different from what is listed above. You are welcome to contact SGHS at 804.358.9114 to discuss your best options. Or, you may choose the level you think best matches your experiences based on the descriptions above.

What if you speak Spanish or French at home?
The highest level for a freshman, even a native speaker, will be level 3. If you speak Spanish or French in the home, you may choose to test for level 3. If your writing or reading skills or grammar knowledge is weak, you may wish to choose to test for level 2.

What does “on your honor” mean?
This test is on an honor basis. “On your honor” means that you accept no outside help at all: no computers, no dictionaries, no advice from anyone. Please remember that you do not need to impress us. We want you to be in the best level for you, and if you misrepresent your abilities in any way, you will most likely be placed in a level that is too hard for you.