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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.

ASLPI Encouraged by NAD for Use in Measuring ASL Proficiency

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...

American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI)

Resource Type: Policy

Validity Studies

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...

American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI)

Resource Type: Research Lifecycle

Reasons for Taking the ASLPI

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.

American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI)

Resource Type: Survey

Proficiency and Depiction in ASL

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...

American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI)

Resource Type: Research Lifecycle

Nationwide Distribution of Proficiency Levels

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.

American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI)

Resource Type: Research Lifecycle

Investigating the Impact of ASL Proficiency Levels on ASL-English Interpretation

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...

American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI)

Resource Type: Research Lifecycle

ASLPI Chart of Numbers Served

ALPI service demand through the years.

American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI)

Resource Type: Research Lifecycle

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)

Resource Type: Program Information

Proctor Agreement for Distance / Remote ASLPI (Beta)

Click HERE to open and complete the Proctor Agreement in Google Forms.

American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI)

Resource Type: Forms

ASLPI Public Proctors

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...

American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI)

Resource Type: Frequently Used Resources

ASLPI Logo & Trademark

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...

American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI)

Resource Type: Access & Change

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