About the Praxis® Assessment of Signed Communication – American Sign Language

The Praxis® Assessment of Signed Communication – American Sign Language (ASC – ASL) is for candidates who plan to teach ASL as a language other than English or for candidates who plan to teach deaf or hard-of-hearing students. The test assesses proficiency in American Sign Language exclusively.

The Praxis ASC – ASL test is designed to assess your sign communication ability. The test will be delivered in an interview format. An experienced interviewer conducts a 20-minute, one-on-one conversational interview with a candidate. The interview is videotaped, and the videotape is viewed by scorers who rate the candidate's expressive and receptive sign communication proficiency.

  • During the testing session, you will be videotaped as you respond to signed questions that allow you to demonstrate your proficiency in American Sign Language.
  • Your signed communication proficiency will be measured against an established standard of competence.
  • You will not be rated based on the content of your responses, but rather on how well you are able to communicate your ideas and understand the interviewer.

The Praxis ASC – ASL test may be taken at any time during your academic career after you have decided to seek certification as a teacher of deaf or hard-of-hearing students, or as a teacher of ASL as a foreign language. 

How to Register

Prior to registering, you must review The Praxis Series® Information Bulletin. The Bulletin contains program information, policies and contact information. Once you have reviewed the Bulletin, complete the Registration Form. Below is the information you'll need to complete the registration process.

Test Date November 8, 2014 and April 18, 2015
Registration Opens July 21, 2014
Registration Closes For the November 8, 2014 exam, registration closes October 3, 2015.
For the April 18, 2015 exam, registration closes March 20, 2015.
Registration must be received at ETS by these dates.
Please note: there is no extended registration option for this test.
Test Fee $139
This test is a Praxis II® Constructed-Response Subject Assessment.
Test Code 0632
You should enter this test code in the boxes labeled Session 1. Once you have been scheduled, you will receive an authorization letter at the email address you've listed on the registration form. The email will contain your actual test time, reporting time and reporting location.
Test Center Information University of Hartford – 00544
Wilde Auditorium-Harry Jack Gray Conference Center
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
Please note: there is only one test center available for this test. You will not fill out a second-choice test center on the Registration Form.

Send your completed Registration Form with payment to:

Rebecca Bosh
Educational Testing Service (ETS)
Mail Stop 51-L
660 Rosedale Road
Princeton, NJ 08541

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