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Classroom Sign Language Assessment (CSLA)

CSLA Goals, Materials, and Procedures (pdf) (doc)

CSLA Sample Observations and Reports (pdf) (doc)

CSLA Observation, Report, and Follow-Up Meeting Process Steps for Observers (pdf) (doc)

CSLA NTID Research Bulletin Article (pdf)

This sub-section includes four documents for the Classroom Sign Language Assessment (CSLA), an assessment tool that is designed to provide instructors with information about and suggested improvements for their use of sign language in the classroom. As with to the SLPI, follow-up meetings are an important part of the CSLA process. These meetings provide instructors with the opportunity to review their CSLA videos, to discuss their sign language communication strengths, and to discuss suggestions for improving their sign language communication skills.

The four documents in this sub-section provide information about development of the CSLA, CSLA materials and procedures, and sample completed CSLA observation forms and reports.

This sub-section includes both PDF and Word versions of the CSLA Observation, Report, and Follow-UP Meeting Process Steps document. The PDF version maintains the appropriate format for this document but it cannot be edited. For programs that may decide to implement CSLA use, the Word version can be edited to fit the application of each program, but the appropriate format for CSLA materials may not be maintained when posted in a website. Therefore, programs can refer to the PDF version of this document to assist them with the proper format when they make changes to the Word version to fit their application of the CSLA. Also, for documents having a Table of Contents PDF versions include links from the Table of Contents to document sections and appendices. Such linking is not possible with Word documents.