• Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School
    World Language Placement Exams

    Dear Parent/Guardian,

    This year, the RFH World Language Placement Exam will be held virtually on March 2, 2021 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM.  The placement exam is for any incoming Freshman (Class of 2025) who would like to take French II, French II Honors, Spanish II, or Spanish II Honors as a Freshman.  If your child is interested in taking the placement exam, please register here by Wednesday, February 24th.  Additionally, please note the important information regarding the exam below:

    • The placement exam is for any incoming Freshman who would like to take French II, French II Honors, Spanish II, or Spanish II Honors as a Freshman.  If your child is planning to take French I, Spanish I, or Chinese I, they do NOT need to take the placement exam.  If there is any chance they may want to take level 2, we highly recommend they take the exam.
    • If your child is currently enrolled in the Chinese I program at RFH, and they plan to continue with Chinese next year, they do NOT need to take the exam.
    • The test will be available on March 2, from 4:00-6:00 PM.  You will receive an email with login instructions closer to the date.  Technical support will be available during the exam.
    • The placement exam is designed to take one hour.  We have provided a testing window of two hours to allow some flexibility and to accommodate any possible difficulties with the testing procedures.
    • The placement exam will be used to provide data to place your child in the class that is most suitable for them in order to set them up for success throughout their course of study here at RFH.  We will also be looking at other data, including but not limited to their current and past academic performance in world language classes.  
    • During the virtual testing session, students must refrain from receiving help from any outside sources, including but not limited to parental/familial help, dictionaries, textbooks, online translators, or other online resources.  This assessment will help us place your child in a class that is best matched to your child's language development at this time so that they can be appropriately challenged in their freshman year.
    • Your child will need a computer, laptop, or Chromebook with internet access to take this test.  We recommend you have a screen size of 11 inches or greater.  Your child should not use a tablet or smartphone to take the exam.  There is a listening exercise on the exam.  The device should have speakers or headphones.

    Please keep in mind that the purpose of this exam is to place your child in the most suitable class for their language level.  We aim to set them up for success.  The learning community at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School looks forward to welcoming your child or children to enjoy an exciting and memorable learning experience for their freshman year and beyond! 

    If you have any questions regarding the exam, please feel free to contact me.

    Sincerely,

    Seth D. Herman
    Supervisor of World Languages, Fine & Performing Arts, Health & Physical Education, & ESL
    Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School
    sherman@rumsonfairhaven.org
    732-842-1597 ext 275