German K–12 (017)

The German K–12 subject area examination is composed of two subtests. Subtest 1 assesses listening, reading, and writing skills as well as knowledge of the culture of German-speaking countries, the mechanics of the German language, and the teaching of German. Subtest 2, an oral interview, measures speaking skills.

Registration Information

You may register to take either one or both subtests in one test session. You must pass both subtests to pass this examination.

Format Computer-based test (CBT); This test has two subtests. You may register to take one or both subtests at one test appointment.
Subtest 1 (Written): approximately 75 multiple-choice questions, 1 essay
Subtest 2 (Interview): oral interview
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Testing Time Subtest 1 (Written): 1 hour and 30 minutes
Subtest 2 (Interview): 20–30 minutes
Your total appointment time will be longer than the testing time shown above. See Your Test Appointment for more information.
Any time taken for breaks is considered part of your available testing time. Review the break policy Link opens pop-up window for more information.
Test Dates By appointment, year round. You will schedule your test during registration, based on available dates.
Test Sites Only at select test sites. Locate a test center Link opens pop-up window.
Passing Score Subtest 1 (Written): A scaled score of at least 200
Subtest 2 (Interview): A holistic score of intermediate/high
Test Features Subtest 1 includes:
  • Headset for the listening multiple-choice questions
  • Keyboard feature to type special characters for the essay
Reference Materials Provided for This Test A special character chart is provided with your test.
Test Fee $75 (one subtest)
$150 (both subtests)
Score Reporting A receipt of completion is provided immediately after testing; score reports are released within 4 weeks of testing. Review information about score report dates Link opens pop-up window.
Testing Policies When you register, you must agree to abide by all testing rules and policies.
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