Students earn high marks on German test

Students who study German at Lakeside Lutheran High School have received commendations on the results of a recent American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) proficiency exam, administered to 834 students statewide by the DSSV (German Language and School Society, Inc.) of Milwaukee. Eight of the 14 Lakeside students who took the test received recognition on their results.

Recognition was based on the percentile rank at which each student finished in their state chapter. Receiving “Achievement” mention (50-69th percentile rank) were Isabella Collins, Lake Mills; Oliver Butler, Ixonia; Dylan Thurnbauer, Lake Mills; and Ethan Neumann, Oconomowoc (German 2 level) and Hannah Tucek, Lake Mills (German 3 level).

To earn a Gold, Silver or Bronze achievement award on the AATG National German Exam, students must place in the top 30% of test-takers within their respective years of study, from two-four years. Receiving a bronze medal for finishing in the 70th percentile rank (German 2 level) was sophomore Dinesh Tadepalli, Sun Prairie. Two students finished with gold medal recognition by finishing in the 90th percentile rank or higher, including sophomore Gilbert Haw, Lake Mills (90th, level 2) and junior Noelle Gates, Middleton (92th, level 3).

2018 AATG medal winners
Dinesh Tadepalli, Gilbert Haw and Noelle Gates each earned medals in the recent American Association of Teachers of German proficiency exam, administered to 834 students statewide.

Students finishing in the 90th percentile rank or higher also a received a cash prize compliments of the DSSV of Milwaukee. The 100-point exam tests oral comprehension, reading and conversational skills as well as German grammar and sentence mechanics. This is the 63rd annual test sponsored by DSSV.

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Students earn high marks on national German test

Two students who study German at Lakeside Lutheran High School have received commendations on the results of a recent proficiency exam, administered to 26,235 students from nearly 700 schools nationwide this year by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG).

To earn a Gold, Silver or Bronze achievement award on the AATG National German Exam, students must place in the top 30% of test-takers within their respective years of study, from two-four years. Noelle Gates, a sophomore from Middleton (pictured left), earned a Silver Achievement certificate for scoring in the 80th-89th percentile in the Level 2 test. Junior Mary Schallert, Cambridge, received a Bronze Achievement for scoring in the 70th-79th percentile in the Level 3 test. The 100-point AATG exam tests oral comprehension, reading and conversational skills as well as German grammar and sentence mechanics.