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ASLPI Research & Statistics
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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 ASLPI is a high-stakes evaluation often used as a “gatekeeper” for specific purposes, it is essential to document the reliability and validity of the assessment for the population that may be impacted by the results of the evaluation.
Gallaudet University mandates and prioritizes validity and reliability research on the ASLPI which is ongoing. Through these studies, we are mindful of aligning the ASLPI with the field of language proficiency evaluation and best practices. As research studies are concluded and data outcomes are available to share, they will be posted.
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...
Resource Type: Policy
Measurement Structure of the American Sign Language (ASL) Proficiency Construct as Assessed by the ASLPIThe findings provided evidence that a majority of the variability in the five dimensions was attributable to a single higher-order construct. That is, a majority of the variability in dimension ratings...
Resource Type: Research Lifecycle
This information does not reflect the total number of examinees, but only those who chose to respond to our survey. This data is from the Spring 2019 testing session.
Resource Type: Survey
Summary of Preliminary Results for Depiction and Proficiency Research Project Date of research: March 2014 - August 2019 Study description: The aim of this research is to determine how depiction usage compares among signers of different ASLPI levels, gain a better understanding of types of...
The majority of results fall within the 2-3 proficiency level range. This national distribution includes examinees who are deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened and hearing who range in background, experience, education, age and acquisition of ASL.
Date of dissertation defense: March 30, 2018 Study description: The study investigated how select language features in signers, with varying American Sign Language (ASL) proficiency levels, may impact novice ASL-English interpreters' interpreted work. Study results: Findings showed that ASLPI Level 4 signers produced the most...
ALPI service demand through the years.
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...
Resource Type: Program Information
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Resource Type: Forms
ASLPI evaluations are offered in a live format as well as from a distance via videophone / videoconferencing. For the distance format, a proctor is required to provide the logistical oversight for the process. Over the years, we have developed wonderful collaborative relationships with proctors...
Resource Type: Frequently Used Resources
In September 2008, Mr. Mel Carter transferred the intellectual property rights for the ASLPI to Gallaudet University. It is a tremendous honor bestowed upon Gallaudet University, one that comes with great responsibility. The number one goal is to provide quality services that are reliable and...
Resource Type: Access & Change
American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI)
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