Due to the increased demand for remote ASLPI service during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may experience longer delays with responses to emails and scheduling processes.
The Spring 2021 testing session continues to be impacted by the many scheduling processes and requests in 2020 that could not be processed as a result of the pandemic. We appreciate your patience and anticipated understanding as we work as quickly as possible to respond to your needs.
What is 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 20-25 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. Language proficiency evaluation was originally developed by the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) of the US Department of State and has been used by the government for decades. Adaptations to the language proficiency evaluation were made with respect to ASL and the ASLPI was born. The ASLPI is utilized by agencies, schools, universities, programs and employers.