WHAT IS THE PEGASUS NATIONAL MYTHOLOGY EXAM?
The Pegasus Mythology Exam allows students to demonstrate their understanding of classical mythology. The study of mythology allows us to understand our world, global literature, and art while also helping us to make classical connections to contemporary culture.
The Pegasus National Mythology Exam strives to make mythology accessible to all grades 3-8 students. The Pegasus National Mythology Exam welcomes all students of classical mythology. Students in grades 9-12 should register for the Medusa National Mythology Exam.
The Pegasus National Mythology Exam is given annually to over 6,000 students in approximately 450 schools nationally and internationally.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Exam registration links and administration dates for exams can be found at HERE.
The Pegasus National Mythology Exam Bibliography is now available as a PDF download HERE.
PLEASE NOTE: The Pegasus National Mythology Exam will transition to a new online testing platform next year. The website will be updated with online exam registration information soon.
HOW MUCH DOES THE EXAM COST?
Registration cost: $20 per school
For those programs that register to take the test online, each registration costs $6.50 ($5.50 for current ACL Members) for each student. For those that request to take the paper test, each registration costs $8.50 ($7.50 for current ACL Members) for each student.
WHAT IS THE CONTENT ON THE EXAM?
Exam requirements are based on the grade level of the student:
Grades 3-4 (Level 1)
Grades 5-6 (Level 2)
Grades 7-8 (Level 3)
The exam is multiple-choice and should be administered in 40 minutes.
WHAT RESOURCES CAN BE USED TO PREPARE FOR THE EXAM?
The Pegasus National Mythology Exam Bibliography (available after Sept. 1) can be found HERE. All questions found on the exam will be created using the resources listed in the bibliography and/or found in the teaching module.
Targeted teaching resources and materials (including past newly-revised thematic teaching packets) are available from the ETC Store.
ETC has available for purchase past and newly-redesigned teaching modules with printable activities and teaching resources designed to reinforce the concepts and information presented on the test. If you are new to the National Mythology Exam, The Olympian Gods Teaching Packet is especially helpful for the 30 basic questions portion.
You can find examples of published resources and activities on the ETC store HERE.
WHAT ABOUT AWARDS?
Awarded medals and ribbons are mailed with your awards packet in early- to mid-May.
All certificates (including participation) can be downloaded, edited, and printed from the National Mythology Exam website. Certificates are a great way to showcase student achievement!
Awards are distributed proportionally based on the annual national averages for each exam level.
Perfect paper: Certificate + gold medal
Summa cum laude: gold medal + printable certificate
Maxima cum laude: silver medal + printable certificate
Magna cum laude (listed as bronze on results report): embossed ribbon + printable certificate
Cum laude: printable certificate
WHAT DATES SHOULD I KNOW?
Exam registration: September 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024
Exam administration: February 12, 2024 - March 8, 2024
Exam results will be sent via email in late April. The awards packet will be mailed from early- to mid-May.
WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?
- If you have any questions regarding the registration process, payment, award results, and mailing, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you have questions regarding exam preparation, content, bibliography, or teaching resources, please contact: email@example.com
- Have even more questions, please check out our FAQ document
The 2022-2023 National Pegasus Mythology Exam cut-off scores are available HERE.
The 2022-2023 National Pegasus Mythology Exam Answer Key is available HERE.
Find downloadable Pegasus certificates HERE.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has placed this program on the National Advisory List of Contests and Activities for 2022-2023