Students with Special Needs - Time

Since NSE regularly monitors the time that students take to complete each section of the exam (40 minutes maximum on each test), it is imperative that NSE have a record of students who require extra time to complete the examination.


NSE honors requests from students for extended time on the National Spanish Examinations provided that (1) the student has documentation on file with the school that supports the need for extended time and (2) the student regularly is given extra time on classroom tests. NSE has the right to request such documentation at any time, and schools must provide this information, if requested. Failure to provide documentation upon request will result in disqualification of the student's score. No formal application is required for this application.


The teachers of students who require extra time should e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., using the following procedure:


  1. The subject line of the email should state teacher's NSA Registration Confirmation number and the words "extended time". [example: A60763NQRE extended time]
  2. Include in the text of the e-mail
    (A) teacher's name and NSE Registration Confirmation number
    (B) name of student(s) and level of student(s)

    Teacher: Kevin Cessna - Confirmation #A60763NQRE
    Students requiring extra time:
    Monica Jones - Level 1
    John Smith - Level 3
    Alex Thompson - Level 3