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 has mandated and prioritized validity and reliability research on the ASLPI which is currently underway. Through these studies, we will also be mindful of aligning the ASLPI with the field of language proficiency evaluation and best practices. We look forward to sharing the research findings in the future.