The American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) is the official organization for German teachers in the USA. Every year they offer the tests at level 2, 3, and 4. 

The National German Exam is administered each year to nearly 22,000 students in the second, third and fourth level of German. This exam is typically administered in High Schools, however it is also administered at German Saturday Schools and full time German Schools. The Exam, now in its 54th year, provides individual diagnostic feedback, rewards students through an extensive prize program, and creates a sense of accomplishment. Exam results provide a means of comparing students in all regions of the country, as well as programmatic data. Exam results are among the criteria used in selecting the recipients of chapter awards and the national AATG/PAD Study Trip Awards, a four-week study trip program in Germany.

Successful completion of the level 4 test may help students to be placed in a higher level language class in high school. This test is administered in December or at the very beginning of January at the school site.

Our students sitting the AATG 3 and AATG 4 exams at our school are predominately younger than their typical counter parts and still score better than at least 50% of the other participants nationwide.