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 test taker. The interview is videotaped, and the videotape is viewed by scorers who rate the test taker'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 7, 2015
Registration Opens July 13, 2015
Registration Closes

Registration closes October 2, 2015. Registration must be received at ETS by this date. Please note: there is no extended registration option for this test.

Test Fee $146
This test is a Praxis ® Constructed-Response Subject Assessment.
Test Code 0632
You should enter this test code in the box. 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

Test Center Number: 07534

Northfield Mount Hermon School
Campus off of Route 10
Cutler Science Center
Mount Hermon, MA 01354

Please note: there is only one test center available for this test in Vermont. 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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