Test DayIf you have not previously taken the ASLPI,
please ask questions before the interview begins.NO FOOD OR DRINKS PERMITTED
as you take the ASLPI evaluation.
Appropriate dress is required for your evaluation. To make your video recorded interview visually comfortable to evaluate, wear plain solid color clothing that contrasts with your skin tone (i.e., darker background with lighter skin tones and lighter background with darker skin tones). Do not wear any upper body garments that are red or that contain print or plaid designs. Remove sun glasses from your head. Toss chewing gum. Refrain from wearing any visual distractions such as dangling earrings, bracelets, or rings on every finger. These can interfere with clear signing.
The evaluation is video recorded. When you enter the testing room, your interviewer will provide you with instructions about where to sit. Adjustments will be made for proper lighting and camera positioning, and then the TV will be turned off so you are not distracted by it.
DEMONSTRATE YOUR LANGUAGE SKILLS!!
The ASLPI takes 20-30 minutes. Your interviewer will ask questions designed to maximize your use of ASL, and to give you every opportunity to show what you can do with the language. Ask for repetition or request clarification as needed. An array of topics are discussed during each interview, none of which are asked to test your knowledge. Remember that the purpose of the interview is to capture your highest ASL proficiency. You are not being evaluated on how much you know about a given topic. The topics discussed are simply a means for capturing your language proficiency.