As in every year before the exams for the German Language Certificate of the Education Ministers Conference level 1 (DSD 1), the pilot exam took place this week on May 15th, 2020.
Due to the recent worldwide school closures, the official dates have been postponed until May. Thus, the written exam will take place on May 26th, 2020 and the oral exam will be on May 28th, 2020.
During the trial exam on Friday, which is intended to prepare for the orals, the students in grades 7 and 8 were able to get acquainted with the sequence and the expectations of the exam format by watching two of their brave classmates being examined. All teachers involved in the exams calibrated their assessment to ensure a uniform performance assessment on the official date.
Bottom line: the trial exams were successful and the classes could learn immensely from the experience. The mood among those involved was focused and attentive.
We wish all participants the best of luck in the DSD 1 exams in May 2020.