ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services (ASL-DES) is looking for volunteers to take a mock ASLPI. If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to: ASLPI@gallaudet.edu.
To thank participants for their time and contribution to the training program, each volunteer will receive a gift certificate.
Purpose of Mock Interviews: Mock interviews are part of a larger training and maintenance program. One section of the training is focused on interviewing skills, strategies and techniques, and maintaining those skills. Conducting "live" practice interviews is extremely beneficial to the interviewer-in-training. The mock interview will be video recorded, but solely for the purpose of providing feedback to the interviewer-in-training. No result will be generated or provided to the volunteer from the mock interview.
What is the ASLPI? The American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) is a holistic language evaluation used to determine global ASL proficiency. The basic precept in this type of evaluation is to find out through a face-to-face interview what an individual can do with the target language at a given point in time. The ASLPI is a 20-30 minute video recorded interactive dialogue between the examinee and the interviewer. The interview is rated by a team of evaluators and examinees are awarded an overall proficiency level on a 0-5 rating scale. An array of topics are discussed during each interview, none of which are intended to test the individual's knowledge on any given topic. The purpose of the interview is to capture the individual's highest ASL proficiency, so the topics discussed are simply a means for capturing that proficiency.