National German Exam Committee
Meet the NGE authors!
The National German Exam (NGE) is a test given annually to more than 15,000 high school students of German across the United States and internationally. The NGE is not meant to be a proficiency assessment, but rather an opportunity for students to receive reinforcement and recognition for their accomplishments in the German classroom. Depending upon their score, students can earn certificates, medals, cash prizes, and may even qualify for a scholarship for summer study in Germany.
The NGE Committee is composed of German-teaching professionals from various high schools, colleges, and universities across the country, led by two co-chairs. The Committee is responsible for writing items for the exams and developing the finalized exam forms each year. In addition to the general working sessions, each committee member spends hours taking care of specific tasks such as answering correspondence, record keeping, analyzing previous year performance, and advocating for the exams.