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THE
at The National Technical
Institute for the Deaf
SLPI : ASL
SIGN  LANGUAGE  PROFICIENCY  INTERVIEW : ASL

Student, Student Teacher, and Intern Documents

Documents #1 and #2 provide policies and procedures for schools to use with student teacher applicants, with both documents establishing an SLPI Intermediate Skill Level Rating or Above as the expectation for acceptance as a student teacher.

1. South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind (SCSDB) Sign Language Communication Philosophy, Policy, and Procedures for Student Teacher and Intern Applicants (pdf)

2. Model Sign Language Policy and Procedures for Student Teacher Applicants (pdf) (doc)

Documents #3 and #4 provide procedures and expectations for applying use of the SLPI with university students majoring in education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

3. NTID Master of Science in Secondary Education (MSSE) Program Applicant and Student Sign Language Communication Skills Assessment and Follow-Up Process (pdf)

4. Model Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) Information for NAME University Students Majoring in Education of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students (pdf) (doc)

Document #5 describes one methodology that may be used to collect information important to establishing reasonable/fair sign language communication skill level expectations for university students, with sample results reported and discussed in order to show how results from such studies may be interpreted.

5. Model Research Study for Establishing Sign Language Skill Level Expectation for NAME University Students Majoring in Education of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students (pdf) (doc)