On March 3, 2019, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) sent a letter to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in response to the open call for comments on the proposed position statement prepared by the ASHA Ad Hoc Committee to Develop a Position Statement that American Sign Language is a Distinct Natural Language.

In the letter, the NAD stated that “anyone who conducts American Sign Language (ASL) assessments must be fluent in ASL, as measured by a high score on the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI), the most reliable mechanism that exists to measure ASL proficiency at the present time.”

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ASLPI Research & Statistics

Those who develop and utilize tests are responsible for demonstrating and documenting the effectiveness of their assessments. Effectiveness is typically demonstrated by providing evidence of the reliability and validity of the assessment's use for specific purposes and for specific populations of test-takers. Given that the...

American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI)

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