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The Praxis® Tests

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American Sign Language Proficiency Interview

About the interview

The Praxis program has arranged for the following candidates to take the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) delivered and evaluated by ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services of Gallaudet University:

  • candidates who plan to teach American Sign Language (ASL) as a language other than English
  • candidates who plan to teach students who are deaf or hard of hearing

The 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 an interview what an individual can do with the target language at a given point in time.

The ASLPI is a 20- to 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. The interview is conducted face to face at Gallaudet in Washington, D.C., and via videophone from other locations.


How to register

Complete the Registration Form (PDF)Do not include your Social Security number or credit card information on the Registration Form.

After your request has been processed, you’ll receive an email with test fee payment instructions.

Here’s what you’ll need to know to complete the registration process.

Test Code: 0634
Deadline: Send in your registration form at least 4 weeks before the date you'd like to test
Test Fee: $146
Proctor Fee: A nonrefundable $20 proctor fee may apply for certain test sites. This will be determined before your scheduled test date

Send your completed Registration Form to:

Fax: 1-609-683-2040, Attn: Denee Greene


ASLPI preparation

ASLPI preparation information is available through the ASLPI website. Please visit the links below to access information to help you prepare for the interview.

Getting your results

The test-taking volume fluctuates throughout the year. At peak testing times, it can take up to 6 weeks to receive your ASLPI results report. Results for the ASLPI can be viewed through your Praxis account. Please allow for sufficient scheduling time if you need your results reported more quickly. To check on current testing volume, contact Galludet.