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Spanish for Educators – Reporting Test Scores in Spanish

Spanish for Educators – Reporting Test Scores in Spanish

In this Spanish for Educators lesson you will learn how report test scores in Spanish to parents and guardians: informar las calificaciones.

Su reto profesional: start using this new vocabulary to talk about the students’ grades with parents and guardians in Spanish and also try to conjugate the verb “cumplir” in as many tenses as you can 🙂

Here is the Spanish lesson I taught to my Maestro Miércoles Facebook group:

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In this lesson, we will talk about certain questions and topics that come up and you have to know how to speak about during parent-teacher conferences. In this case, we will talk specifically about reporting test scores in Spanish 🙂

¿Cómo se dice “test” en español? / How is Test said in Spanish?

Spanish English
La prueba de: __________ The test of: __________
Matemáticas, Ciencias, Comprensión Mathematics, Science, Comprehension
Las pruebas estandarizadas  Standardized Tests
Los exámenes de éxito académico The academic success Tests
Los exámenes finales Final exams

Note: There are other ways to say test in Spanish, such as:

  • Evaluación
  • Parcial (if it is a partial test/exam) 
  • Final (if it is a final test/exam) 
  • Cuestionario 

Vocabulario clave / Key Vocabulary (Performance & Results)

Let’s talk about overall performance!

Spanish English
1. Desempeño / Rendimiento general Overall performance
     Desempeño de lectura, matemáticas Reading / maths performance
2. Niveles de desempeño   Performance levels
3. Rango de resultados Score range
4. Comparación general de los resultados Overall Score comparisons
5. Desempeño estatal  State performance
6. Desglose de resultados Score breakdowns

Desempeño general / General Perfomance

Spanish English
Nivel alto, bajo, en el medio High / Low / Average level
Puntaje de su hijo / hija Student’s score
La puntuación  Score
La puntuación promedia Average score
Las calificaciones Scores
Percentil Percentile
Porcentaje  Percentage
Nivel de desempeño Performance level

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Desempeñarse / To perform

Notice this is a reflexive verb and it means the subject is doing the action to himself/herself.

Spanish English
¿Cómo se desempeñó su estudiante en __________ ? How did your student perform in __________?
Lectura Reading
Escritura  Writing
La evaluación de matemáticas The math test
Ciencias Science
Estudios sociales Social studies

Niveles de desempeño / Performance Levels

I’m using 5 performance levels but I’m quite sure there are many more.

Spanish English
5 niveles de desempeño 5 performance levels
Cumplir con las expectativas  To meet to expectations

El verbo cumplir

Cumplir con las expectativas = To meet expectations

Cumplir en el pasado / Cumplir in the past tense

Yo cumplí Nosotros cumplimos
Tú cumpliste  Vosotros cumplistéis
Él / Ella / Usted cumplió Ellos / Ellas / Ustedes cumplieron

Cumplir en The Present Progressive

Estar + cumpliendo

Yo estoy cumpliendo Nosotros estamos cumpliendo
Tú estás cumpliendo Vosotros estáis cumpliendo
Él / Ella / Usted está cumpliendo Ellos / Ellas / Ustedes están cumpliendo

Cómo se desempeñó el / la estudiante / How was the student performance?

5 niveles de desempeño / 5 performance levels

  1. No cumple con las expectativas: he/she is not meeting expectations
  2. Cumplió parcialmente con las expectativas: he/she partially met expectations
  3. Se acercó a las expectativas: he/she got close to the expectations
  4. Cumplió con las expectativas: he/she met the expectations.
  5. Superó con las expectativas: he/she went above the expectations.

Las destrezas académicas / Academic Strenghts

Use this information to talk about how the student is doing on his/her tests.

Su hijo(a) / Your child:

Spanish English
Está cumpliendo con la expectativas  is meeting expectations
Está progresando bien, a nivel  is progressing well, at level
Más alto del nivel is above level
Recibe calificaciones altas is receiving high grades
Todavía no está cumpliendo con las expectativas is not yet meeting expectations
Está cumpliendo parcialmente is partially meeting expectations
Está bajo del nivel académico is below grade level
Necesita intervención acerca de… needs intervention regarding…

Note: For more information to talk about academic strengths in Spanish, please visit this post 😀

Now it’s your turn! / Ahora es tu turno

Study all of this classroom vocabulary in Spanish with these flashcards!

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