register for the 2013 National Latin Exam, schools will need
to pay $4.00 per exam,
$6.00 per exam for those outside the US (US funds only). There is a $10 shipping & handling charge per application and a $5 convenience fee for ordering with a credit card.
NLE will begin charging schools requesting extra "Blue Sheets" or instructions for the Examiners. Read more here.
The National Latin Exam is offered under the joint sponsorship
of' the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League.
They are pleased to announce the 2013 ACL/NJCL National Latin Exam. More
than 149,000 Latin students from
all fifty states participated this past year, as did students
from thirteen foreign countries, including Australia, Mexico, Belgium, Canada,
China Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Switzerland, United Kingdom
and Zimbabwe. This year for the first time, students from Bulgaria and
Mozambique also took the NLE.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals has voted to place the National Latin Exam on the Advisory List of National Contests and Activities for 2012-2013.
February 25 – March 1, 2013
(1st week of Early Administration)
March 4-March 8, 2013
(2nd week of Early Administration)
March 11-March 15, 2013
(Regular week of Administration)
Students who are enrolled in Latin or have completed
a Latin course during the current academic year.
Introduction to Latin, Latin I, Latin II, Latin III, Latin
III-IV Prose, Latin III-IV Poetry, Latin V-VI
These exams are not based on any specific textbook
Latin I, II, III, III-IV Prose, III-IV Poetry: 40 multiple-choice
questions. Categories include grammar, comprehension, mythology, life,
history, derivatives, and questions based on a short passage in Latin.
Introduction to Latin Exam: This exam is designed for Latin
I students who cover approximately one-half the Latin I syllabus. The
format is the same as Latin I, II, III-IV Prose, III-IV Poetry.
Latin V & VI: Latin passages with 40 multiple-choice (questions
on comprehension, grammar, historical background, classical literature,
and literary devices.
ALL STUDENTS OF THE SAME LEVEL must take the exam during the same time period. No make-up exams are allowed after the fact.
Administrator should try to seat students of the same level apart from one another
Time limit is 45 minutes.
(Please call ahead for students with special needs or for scheduling issues.)
When exam is over, Administrator should count completed answer sheets, and check test materials for any missing answer sheets.
No answer sheets mailed separately from school’s package will be accepted without
Last Day exam may be taken and answer sheets returned is: MARCH 16, 2012.
Exams are not to be seen or given by the Latin Teacher. Only the Principal, Guidance Director, or a Designee from the Teacher or Principal can administer the exams.
Teacher fills out application form completely
Mail in top copy (BLUE) to NLE office
Keep yellow copy for your records
Enclose ONE check or money order payable to the National Latin Exam
NLE sends Teacher postcard verifying receipt of application and payment.
The exams are sent to the PRINCIPAL or Examiner in February. If the
exams are not received by the principal or examiner by March 1, 2013, write or call
the number on the postcard acknowledgment.
U.S. $4.00 USD per exam
Ouside U.S.$6.00 per exam
Application minimum order $10.00
Additional Charge: $10.00 Shipping and Handling per Application
Purchase orders are NOT accepted
in lieu of check or money order.
(for 2012 exam)
Regular Postmark Deadline: January 18, 2013 for 2013 exam
Any postmark after January 18, 2013 is considered LATE
Late Postmark Deadline: January 28, 2013, must include Late Fee
(additional $20.00 for orders of four or less exams)
(additional $50.00 for orders of five or more exams)
National Latin Exam
University of Mary Washington
1301 College Avenue
Exams are sent via UPS to Principall or exam administrator in February
If exams are not received by March 1,2013, please call 1(888) 378-7721
When exams arrive, please be sure the exams are counted.
A packet including awards, certificate of school participation, printout
of student scores, national norms, and answer key for all exams will be mailed to the Latin teacher involved by April 20,2013.
Introduction to Latin: Ribbons and Certificates of Achievement
Latin I-VI Exams:
Perfect paper: Hand-lettered certificate
Gold medal and a summa cum laude certificate awarded to top scorers
Silver medal and maxima cum laude certificate to second-place winners
Magna cum laude certificate to third-place winners
Cum laude certificate to fourth-place winners
Maureen O’Donnell Award (Oxford Classical Dictionary) awarded to students who earn four gold medals
Carter Stubbs Drake Goad Award (a book award) awarded to students who earn three or more perfect papers, or five or more gold medals
Applications for the $1,000 scholarships will be mailed to gold medal
winners in Latin III, Latin III-IV Prose, III-IV Poetry, or Latin V-VI who are
high school seniors. Those who apply must agree to take at least
one year of Latin or Classical Greek in college. A classics in translation
course does not fulfill this requirement. These scholarships are renewable for three succeeding college years of study. In 2006, twenty-one $1,000
scholarships were awarded. These scholarships may be renewed.
One $2000 scholarship is awarded for post-graduate study leading to the teaching of Latin or Greek at the elementary, intermediate, or high school level.
of the four previous exams and the National Latin Exam Syllabus
are available for purchase from the American Classical League office
$9.00 : American Classical League,
Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056 with a request for the four previous
National Latin Exams including the syllabus (item # E1).
Copies of the previous National
Latin Exams and Keys can be viewed online with Adobe Acrobat Reader, version 7 or later, and printed for practice.
Latin teachers Ginny Greenland and Meredith Sitz from Bolles School in Florida have entered each National Latin Exam test question and answer set from 1978 to 2010 into ACCESS, a Microsoft data-based program. Ginny provides the following instructions to work with the files:
"Each level of tests has a file in which there is a Table containing all the questions, the 4 answer choices, the correct answer, and 3 sorting categories. The sorting categories use numeric codes explained in the files named Codes for each level to separate the questions into grammar, cultural, mytholoicial subdivisions. Each of these subdivisions has its own Query, named for its subject content or the year of the NLE.
Teachers can use this program in a number of ways:
**MS Access is required to work with these files.
At Bolles, we use these files with our CPS Clicker system by einstruction. We project one question at a time, allow the students to click in their answer, then show the answer to the class. We review all of the answer choices and use the questions to review, test, and challenge the students in their preparations for the March exam.
We have set the Queries to the margins, font sizes, and row heights that best suit our Clicker projection uses. For printing purposes, these 3 things must be adjusted. The font is set at 20, row height at 60 for the Queries. The Tables are set at smaller font and row height. The black outlines of the Tables or Queries can be removed or modified."