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Placement Test

Effective fall 2017

Hispanic Studies wants to ensure students are enrolled at the proper level. Students wishing to continue their studies of the Spanish language and Hispanic Studies, who do not have a qualifying AP or IB exam score, must take our online placement exam; see below guidelines if you took the AP or IB Spanish exam(s).

Here are the steps to follow:

  • Log into Moodle using the following link: complete the Hispanic Studies Placement Examination. To log into Moodle, use your Davidson credentials.
  • Follow the steps outlined, including reading the PDF on how to take the test.
  • Take the test. Once submitted and reviewed, your class placement will be posted online. Directions are on the Spanish Placement Moodle page.

If you are not a first-year student, please email Prof. Esparragoza-Scott at roscott@davidson.edu to be added to the Moodle page.

Beginning in the fall 2017, if you already have your AP/IB test scores:

  • If you took the Spanish AP Language and Culture Exam and scored a 4 or 5 and wish to continue with your studies of the Spanish language and Hispanic Studies, you should enroll directly in SPA 260.
  • If you took the Spanish AP Literature Exam and scored a 4 or 5 and wish to continue your studies of the Spanish language and Hispanic Studies, you should enroll directly in SPA 270. In addition, during the first week of class, schedule a meeting with the chair of the Hispanic Studies Department to determine if SPA 270 best suits your needs.
  • If you took the Spanish IB Exam and scored a 6 or 7 and wish to continue with your studies of the Spanish language and Hispanic Studies, you should enroll directly in SPA 260. In addition, during the first week of class, schedule a meeting with the chair of the Hispanic Studies Department to determine if SPA 260 best suits your needs.

For incoming first-year students, if you do not yet have your AP /IB Test Scores, please:

  1. Take the Spanish placement test. When prompted to do so on the placement test, please estimate your AP (or IB) score. Also, enroll according to the guidelines above.
  2. Within two weeks of taking the Spanish Placement exam, review your results online. The link is on the Spanish Placement Exam Moodle page.
  3. Please be advised that you may need to make schedule adjustments if your actual AP or IB test score differs from your estimated score. If this occurs, please email Hispanic Studies Department Chair Prof. Angela Willis, at anwillis@davidson.edu.