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Placement Testing

The ASLI Faculty provide placement testing opportunities at the beginning of every semester for students who have prior exposure to ASL so as to determine fluency. Students will be asked a series of questions in a conversational style to determine course placement. This test will be video-recorded for evaluation purposes only.

The placement test will last for 20 minutes and will be conducted in American Sign Language (ASL) only. There will be no vocalizing or speaking allowed. The goal of this test is to capture the best sample of a student’s American Sign Language (ASL) skills. In order to elicit your best ASL skills, the ASLI Faculty may ask you to “re-sign” (restate) some responses.

Who must register for placement testing? 

  • First-time UH students that took ASL in high school (to determine if you have sufficient skills to test out of ASL 1);
  • Students that took an ASL course for college/university credit 12+ months ago; and
  • Any student that took an ASL course the previous semester at a different college/university.

For those wishing to enroll in ASL 1, placement testing is NOT required.  For more information or to book an appointment, click on the link provided.

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