AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY INTERVIEW
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The American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) is an evaluation adapted from the Language Proficiency Interview (LPI) developed by the Foreign Service Institute (FSI). The basic idea with this type of evaluation is to find out through an interview what an individual can do with the knowledge and skills he/she has in the target language at a given point in time. The ASLPI is an interactive process between an interviewer and the individual being evaluated. This process is video recorded and holistically scored by a team of evaluators. In accordance with national practices, CSUN uses the ASLPI as a method for measuring ASL fluency with Teacher Candidates.
Effective Fall 2012
The ASLPI at CSUN is administered through Gallaudet University: ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services (ASL-DES) http://asldes.gallaudet.edu/. All ASLPIs will be conducted via Video Phone by trained and approved ASLPI Evaluators. A complete description of the ASLPI housed at Gallaudet University can be found at: http://asldes.gallaudet.edu/aslpi.xml
CSUN Teacher Candidates (DHH) are required to take the ASLPI and achieve a 3.0 or higher to be approved for Student Teaching. Candidates are responsible for the fees required to take the ASLPI.
To schedule an interview for the ASLPI (via Video Phone) you will schedule the ASPLI through Gallaudet University AND with Laura Schrenk in Deaf Studies at CSUN (email@example.com). First, consult the Gallaudet University online calendar: http://asldes.gallaudet.edu/aslpischeduling.xml. Then, contact Laura to match her schedule with your time and the Gallaudet Univ Schedule. Remember there is a 3-hour time difference between CSUN and Gallaudet (10:00am CSUN = 1:00pm Gallaudet).
Interviews will take place at CSUN in the Deaf Studies Office. ALL interviews conducted via Video Phone MUST BE proctored, and there is an established set of criteria required for the environment with the Video Phone. Please review this web page for VP-ASLPI requirements: http://asldes.gallaudet.edu/vpaslpi.xml
Laura Schrenk in Deaf Studies will work with you to either proctor the interview at a mutually agreed upon place and time, or secure a site and proctor as needed. ASLPI Scores should be sent to Rachel Friedman Narr (Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org) at CSUN.
Fees are outlined on this web page: http://asldes.gallaudet.edu/fees.xml
If you have questions about the ASLPI at CSUN, please contact:
Rachel Friedman Narr, Ph.D.
Special Education/Deaf Education
If you have specific questions with regard to the ASLPI, send email to: ASLPI@gallaudet.edu