The American-based AATG test is a test requiring the child to bring a laptop to school which will be connected via WiFi to the testing website. The Exam is delivered in electronic format and has four levels, each with the same structure and level appropriate content. The Level 2, 3, and 4 Exam is administered in the winter. Students taking the Level 1 Exam do so in the spring.
This National German Exam is administered each year to over 26,500 high school students of German. The Exam, now in its 57th year, provides individual diagnostic feedback, rewards students through an extensive regional and national prize program, and creates a sense of accomplishment. Exam results provide teachers a means of comparing students in all regions of the country, as well as programmatic data provided to help inform curricular decisions.
Structure and Content
Each Exam is comprised of 100 questions. Question types include multiple choice, matching, and true/false. The Exam is comprised of two parts. The listening and viewing portion is 40 minutes in length and consists of a series of short audio and video segments with a total of 50 questions and tasks. The reading portion is 45 minutes in length and consists of a number of print texts, including graphs and images with a total of 50 questions and tasks. All materials used in the exam are from authentic resources.
The tests are an important certification should the child student intend to enter a German program at the local school. It will show the teacher what level the child has and how it compares to peers in the classroom.
For more information visit http://www.aatg.org/?page=NGE
The German ZfA Test is administered on paper and verbally. It tests all four skills, listening, writing, reading and verbal skills. The tests are designed to certify that the student has reached the levels defined within the Common European Framework of Reference for Language. The tests are usually conducted in the spring.
The tests are:
- Internationale Vergleichsprüfung A1, and Internationale Vergleichsprüfung A2. Both tests are run and corrected by teachers of the school. The Internationale Vergleichsprüfung 2 is the preparatory test for the following tests.
- The DSD 1 or Deutsches Sprachdiplom 1 is an officially recognized exam providing proof of the required language skills needed to enroll into a preparatory college in Germany. The level of this exam is a B1 level. The exam is sent to and assessed in Germany, a representative of the ZfA will be present during the verbal exam. This test is conducted world-wide.
- The DSD 2 or Deutsches Sprachdiplom 2 is an officially recognized exam providing proof of the required language skills needed to enroll into most German universities. The level of this exam is B2 and C1. The exam is sent to and assessed in Germany, a representative of the ZfA will be present during the verbal exam. This world-wide test is not yet offered through our school.
For more information visit http://www.coe.int/en/web/common-european-framework-reference-languages