Tools

ASL Assessment Toolkits

Since its inception, VL2 has had an ongoing effort to develop and validate measures of ASL skill, especially those that are suitable for tracking and monitoring the development of ASL skill among young children. We have also been working to adapt and modify a broad array of neuro-cognitive measures with ASL translations and methods suitable for both children and adults. Here, we provide links to information about the measures that VL2 has supported. Ultimately our goal is to build a "one-stop shop" ASL assessment portal that will provide access to the to the tools themselves and an online means for test administration.

ASL Receptive Skills Test
ASL Receptive Skills Test  Download PDF (1644KB)
Author: Charlotte Enns
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The ASL RST is intended for use with children ages 4 to 13. It is a measure of a child's emerging receptive knowledge of ASL, especially for children in the younger age ranges. It is an ASL adaption of the British Receptive Skills test developed by Herman, Holmes, & Woll, 1999. Normative data has been collected and is being prepared for publication. The ASL-RST was administered to a natinal sample of approximately 150 deaf 3,4, and 5 year olds as part of the VL2 Early Education Longitudinal Study, where it was found to demonstrate high reliability and concurrent validity for this very young cohort of students.
ASL Phonological Awareness Test
ASL Phonological Awareness Test  Download PDF (1837KB)
Author: Lynn McQuarrie
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The ASL Phonological Awareness Test measures a young child's knowledge of and awareness of the phonological building Blocks of ASL. It is designed for use with young children ages 4 to 8. The ASL-PAT is designed with an extensive Web interface allowing for maximum test usage among different groups and an authoring system for maintaining the tool. This interface will become the backbone of an ASL administration portal containing this test, and the others in the toolkit.
ASL & Nonlinguistic Perspective Taking Comprehension Tests
ASL & Nonlinguistic Perspective Taking Comprehension Tests  Download PDF (1503KB)
Authors: David Quinto-Pozos and Lynn Hou
Contact:davidqp@austin.utexas.edu
These tests assess a test-taker’s ability to imagine a scene from various perspectives. The stimuli are either signed phrases (ASL PTCT) or pictures (Non-ling PTCT) that depict two objects in specific arrangements. A multiple-choice format is used for response options; response time is also measured. Approximately 10 minutes per test.
Beliefs and Attitudes about Deaf Education Questionnaire
Beliefs and Attitudes about Deaf Education Questionnaire  Download PDF (262KB)
The Beliefs and Attitudes about Deaf Education Scale (BADE) is a 26-item scale that asks respondents to state their level of agreement on a 5-point scale to statements representing a broad range of philosophies about deaf education. Subscale scores allow users to measure the relative levels of agreement to four broad philosophies about deaf education.
Beliefs and Attitudes about Deaf Education Scoring Manual
Beliefs and Attitudes about Deaf Education Scoring Manual  Download PDF (4272KB)
This manual provides subscale information and score interpretation guidelines for the Beliefs and Attitudes about Deaf Education.
Beliefs and Attitudes about Deaf Education Scoring Sheet
Beliefs and Attitudes about Deaf Education Scoring Sheet  
This Excel file automatically calculates subscale scores and descriptions for the Beliefs and Attitudes about Deaf Education. All users need to do is enter the line item scores.