Next ASLPI test is Thursday, March 21, 2013
Deadline for registration is Thursday, February 28th by 5pm.
The test will be conducted by Gallaudet University raters through a videophone at UW-Milwaukee, Enderis Hall.
In 1977, the Educational Testing Services (ETS) in New Jersey started to develop an ASL assessment based on their Language Proficiency Interview (LPI) used for evaluation of spoken languages. Today, the ASLPI is used in a variety of settings to verify the level of individuals entering ASL courses. Businesses will utilize the ASLPI to evaluate job candidates and their ability to communicate with deaf people as described in the job requirements.
At UWM, the ASLPI is used as a placement test for students who have a background in using ASL. Ratings are given on a scale of zero to five (0-5). These ratings correspond with UWM ASL courses.
Considering the ASLPI It is intended for people who are users of ASL (beginner to advanced). Individuals who could consider taking the ASLPI might be:
- Someone who took ASL courses in high school
- Someone who has been using ASL for a considerable amount of time
- Transfer student who took ASL courses at their previous college or university
- Deaf and hard of hearing students wanting to take advanced ASL courses, but do not want to start at ASL I
- Anyone who seeks to learn how proficient they are in ASL
The ASLPI evaluates candidates use of ASL. It does NOT evaluate signed English, other signed systems, knowledge of deaf culture, English skills or interpreting skills.
CostCandidates are required to pay a $165 fee for their ASLPI evaluation. This fee should be in the form of a check payable to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee or UWM.
Enderis Hall rm 258
2400 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Testing MonthsThe dates offered during these three months are determined outside of UWM and are determined about a month before the testing month. Upon hearing when the raters are available, the testing date(s) will be posted on the website, The testing months are March, July, and October.
Mail or submit your registration form and payment to:
Enderis Hall 697
P.O. Box 213
Milwaukee, WI 53211
|Candidates score level
||UWM ASL course placement
|Level 2+ or higher
Retroactive CreditsIf a candidate is placed in a level of ASL other than ASL I, the candidate is eligible for retroactive credits. After a student enrolls for the ASL course he/she is placed in, the student will need to receive a "B" or better in that course to obtain credit for any prerequisite courses (up to 12 credits).
For example, a student who is placed in ASL III and receives a "B" in the course could receive retroactive credit for ASL I and ASL II. Receiving retroactive credit is NOT an automatic process. After knowing the grade for the course, students will need to contact Jen Hayes to submit the paperwork.