The purpose of the National Spanish Assessments is
- To promote proficiency in interpretive, presentational and interpersonal communication
- To assess the national standards as they pertain to learning Spanish
- To measure student growth during the learning process
- To provide several options for testing different skills
- Many teachers state that they use the National Spanish Assessments to prepare students to take other standardized tests such as AP, IB, SAT II and college placement exams.
- Many administrators state that they can use data from the National Spanish Assessment to create reports to show how their schools have improved over an academic year.