Congratulations to EHS student Hayden Schmidt on earning a Gold Medal in the 2021 National German Exam Level 3.
The National German Exam is administered each year to over 20,000 high school students of German. The Exam, now in its 61st 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 to help inform curricular decisions. The exams … reflect the principles of the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages and their focus on developing students’ abilities to communicate effectively and with cultural competence as members of multilingual communities. The Level 3 Exam targets student proficiencies in the Novice High to Intermediate Low proficiency range. These students understand the main idea and many details on familiar topics expressed in a series of connected sentences, conversations, presentations, and messages. They comprehend information related to basic personal and social needs and relevant to their immediate environment such as everyday life, school, and community. (AATG.org)