NEWL Arabic is a remotely proctored, monitored online assessment requiring approximately one hour for administration. The exam consists of three subtests, all of which assess functional proficiency or performance in Arabic within interpersonal, interpretive, presentational modes of communication, based on authentic text and speech samples.
Each of the exam sections contribute equally to the overall final grade. The National Examinations in World Languages targets language skills at levels of difficulty that are appropriate for high school language test-takers beginning with Novice High through Intermediate High.
Support for Arabic Writing
In the written portion of the exam, students will be asked to type several short notes and emails in Arabic. The online testing system supports the standard Arabic keyboard layouts on both Mac and Windows systems.
Support for Arabic Speaking
In the spoken portion of the NEWL exam, test-takers are asked to present verbal narratives of their own which are instantly encoded in a digital file. For this task to proceed successfully, each workstation’s microphone and speakers must obviously be connected and activated.