Spanish Placement Testing

Macintosh Computer Lab of the ILRC Macintosh Computer Lab of the ILRC
Windows Computer Lab in the ILRC Windows Computer Lab in the ILRC
 The ILRC Lounge Area  The ILRC Lounge Area
 Students at work in the ILRC  Students at work in the ILRC
 Irvin Hall in the Fall  Irvin Hall in the Fall
 Arabic Students in the Windows Lab  Arabic Students in the Windows Lab
 Arabic Students in the Windows Lab  Arabic Students in the Windows Lab
 Dr. Domínguez-Búrdalo with Spanish Students  Dr. Domínguez-Búrdalo with Spanish Students
  Dr. Domínguez-Búrdalo with Spanish Students   Dr. Domínguez-Búrdalo with Spanish Students

If your native language is Spanish, you should not take the placement test or seek placement guidance. The language placement tests and placement guidance are intended only for student learners who wish to take Spanish as a foreign language. If you have additional questions or for more information about enrolling in Spanish courses, please contact: the Spanish Placement Advisors at spanishplacement@miamioh.edu for advice about placement, or the Spanish & Portuguese department office at (513) 529-4500

ALL students are asked to take the placement examination before registering for their first Spanish course. You are asked to complete the placement examination to the best of your ability, without the use of textbooks, dictionaries, online translators or any other type of assistance. Using unauthorized material/assistance will result in HIGHER test scores than your actual level of proficiency. If you receive a zero (0) score, please retake the exam.

If  you are blocked by Banner when attempting to add a Spanish course, please contact the Spanish Placement Advisors at spanishplacement@miamioh.edu for advice about placement.

To Take the Placement Test or to look up results from a previously taken test, click the button to the right and log in with your uniqueID and MUNet password.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Taking the placement test multiple times in a short interval will not help your raw score or placement result. If you take the placement exam multiple times, the system will only let you register the class that matches your highest score. If you received a negative raw score or a raw score of 0, then you should attempt to retake the test one more time, as you may have randomly guessed on several answers during your exam. Be aware that you cannot "test out" of the language requirement or earn academic credit for taking a language placement exam. If you feel your placement does not reflect your profiency, please email spanishplacement@miamioh.edu to state your case and justification.


For your reference, current placement test score ranges are:

000-150 = SPN 101
151-300 = SPN 111
301-354 = SPN 201
355-370 = SPN 201 or 211
371-390 = SPN 202 or 203 or 211
391-440 = SPN 202 or 203
441-999 = SPN 311