- Middle School
by Ann Marie Wei, French Teacher
In early March, global language students in 7th and 8th Grade participated in national language exams. These national exams are given for Spanish, French and Latin, and are designed to recognize student achievement and promote proficiency in foreign language. In total, 40 students from The Country School participated in the National Spanish Exam, National French Exam and the National Latin Exam with excellent results!
Prizes are awarded to students based on their national standing. Approximately 110,000 students take the Spanish exam annually while about 85,000 take the French exam. Once the exam window has closed, students are ranked nationally and awarded prizes based on their performance.
- Gold medals (summa cum laude) are awarded to students scoring at or above the 95th percentile
- Silver medals (maxima cum laude) are awarded to students scoring from the 85th through the 94th percentiles
- Bronze medals(magna cum laude) are awarded to students scoring from the 75th through the 84th percentiles
- Honorable mention (cum laude) is awarded to students scoring from the 50th through the 74th percentiles
So how did our students fare? For the National Spanish Exam, ten students were honored. Sixth-Grader Fletcher S.; 7th Graders Chris C., Jay D, John R., and Constance S.; and 8th Graders Erik H. Joe M. Ian M., and Phil W. were all awarded honors. Seventh grader Gabby K. was awarded a Bronze medal. Felicidades!
On the National French Exam, 9 students were honored. A gold medal was awarded to Alex B. in 7th Grade. Silver medals were awarded to Colin H. and Katie R., both in 8th Grade. Two bronze medals were awarded, one to Fletcher S. in 6th Grade and one to Elke Z. in 8th Grade. Liliana B., along with Tessa B., Caleb B. and Mason W. received honorable mentions. Félicitations!
Nine Latin students were also recognized for their performance on the National Latin Exam. Colin H. received a gold medal, while Helen S., Constance S., and Gabby K. all received a ribbon and certificate. Christopher C, John R., Alexander B., Mason W. and Jay D. all were honored with certificates. Congratulationes!
Congratulations to all our global language students on a job well done!
See all the photos from the day.