How to Take the Spanish Placement Exam
The purpose of the Spanish Placement Exam is to determine which Spanish course you should take first at Valpo.The exam will place you into a specific Valpo Spanish course. After completing the course you will earn academic credit for this course. You must complete and pass this course in order to receive credit toward a Spanish major or minor or toward a General Education language requirement. After completing the course you may also earn extra credits (retroactive credit) for some of the courses you skipped over with a high placement score.
The use of outside assistance of any kind is prohibited when taking the Spanish Placement Exam. This includes assistance obtained through electronic or other means such as websites, dictionaries, textbooks, other individuals, etc. It would be to your disadvantage to use outside assistance since doing so might place you into a higher class for which you would not be properly prepared. Moreover, using outside assistance would also be a violation of the Valparaiso University Honor Code: I have neither given or received nor have I tolerated others' use of unauthorized aid.
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STEP 1 - Enter the username and password
Username = webexam
Password = valpo383
STEP 2 - Indicate the REASON for taking the exam
Choose "Placement - Summer FOCUS"
STEP 3 - Complete the survey
When you complete the required survey on your previous language study, click on the START TEST button at the bottom of the screen to begin the exam.
STEP 4 - Take the exam
Once you complete the exam, you will have the option to review and change your answers to earlier questions by using the PREVIOUS button. When you are ready to submit your exam, click on END EXAM at the bottom.
0 - 8 correct = Spanish 101
STEP 5 - Note your placement
9 - 15 correct = Spanish 103 *
16 - 18 correct = Spanish 103 or 102
19 - 25 correct = Spanish 102
26 - 38 correct = Spanish 203
39 - 55 correct = Spanish 204
56 - 62 correct = Spanish 204 or 220, 230, or 231
63 + correct = Spanish 220, 230, or 231
* FLS 103, Spanish for High Beginners, is designed for students who have had Spanish in high school but do not currently have the foundation to begin in FLS 102, Second Semester Spanish. The General Education requirement is fulfilled in this case by completing FLS 103 and FLS 203.
Spanish class catalog.
STEP 6 - Print off your results
Once you complete the exam, you will see your results on the screen. Print off this page and bring it with you when you come to campus for Summer FOCUS.
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