Why Choose to Measure Spanish Proficiency?
- It is estimated somewhere between 330 and 495 million people speak Spanish (#2 on the planet) with over 18 million students studying Spanish as a foreign language each year
- Spanish is the official language in 21 countries, and common in 44 countries
- Forecasts suggest that by 2050, 10% of the world will understand Spanish and the US will have the highest volume of Spanish-speakers, after Mexico
- Spanish is the most commonly taught foreign language in the US
- Spanish it is an official language of the United Nations, the European Union, World Trade Organization, and North American Free Trade Agreement
Due to the high popularity of Spanish taught in US high schools, and the continuing mix of Hispanic influence in American families, a test to measure & place Spanish proficiency was the most logical choice.
- The Spanish WebCAPE has the largest bank of questions, hovering just about 1000
- Students have to take the Spanish WebCAPE upwards of 6-8 times before seeing similar questions
- The Spanish WebCAPE is the most popular test administered, making up for approximately 62% of all the exams