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Overview

At the Bilingual Evaluation, Testing, and Assessment Center (BETA Center) students, staff, and other community members will find access to reliable and valid language measurement testing to facilitate American Sign Language (ASL)/English bilingualism in their chosen fields.The BETA Center is a registered 509(a)(3) nonprofit organization.

Testing and Evaluations

Our center offers the following tests and evaluations to faculty, staff, and students at Gallaudet and the community at large.

Classroom Discourse Observation (CDO)

Classroom Discourse Observation (CDO) is an assessment that identifies not only ASL discourse and language but also bilingual teaching approaches and the visual interactions between the faculty and students.

Teaching and Learning Support (TLS)

TLS uses formative assessment that consists of feedback intended to foster development and improvement within teaching. This test is designed to provide participating faculty with a Formative Report that gives the emerging ASL faculty helpful feedback to improve their teaching skills and interactions with their students.

American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI)

The American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) is a holistic language evaluation used to determine global ASL proficiency. It is utilized by agencies, schools, universities, programs, and employers.

American Sign Language Placement Test (ASLPT)

ASL placement tests (ASLPT) provided by Gallaudet University utilizes adaptive testing to place students into appropriate levels of ASL courses. The ASLPT assesses comprehension of ASL grammar, production, and semantics.

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Programs

American Sign Language Placement Test (ASLPT)
Gallaudet provides the ASLPT to place students into the appropriate level of ASL courses.
American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI)
The ASLPI is a 20- to 25-minute dialogue between an examinee and the interviewer.
Classroom Discourse Observation (CDO)
The CDO is an assesment used to study the effectiveness of communication inside the classroom.
Teaching and Learning Support (TLS)
TLS is a program intended to improve faculty member's teaching skills.

Contact Us

Bilingual Evaluation, Testing, and Assessment Center (BETA Center)

Laurene Simms

Fowler Hall 410

202-250-2587

(202) 651-5000

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