• Q: What type of demographic data does the NLE collect?
    A: The NLE is collecting data on grade level, race/ethnicity, gender, and the diversity of the Latin classroom compared to the entire school. These data will help the Latin profession understand who is taking Latin in the effort to promote more diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Q: Why is the NLE collecting demographic data?
    A: The NLE, at the request of the American Classical League and others, was requested in 2019 to conduct demographic surveys of our participants. In consultation with our own DEI consultant and committees, we put together a list of questions which are attached to the exams, beginning in 2021. These questions are completely optional for the students and, because we compile the information obtained separately from the exam results, are completely anonymous. No student, teacher, or school is able to be identified by these data. The information from the 2021 and 2022 exams has been collected and is being sent to the American Classical League as part of their ongoing effort to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the fields of Latin, Greek, and the classics. The NLE will be using these results to help us better serve today's Latin students. Please let the NLE know if you have questions or concerns