EDUDEAF: Sign Language Evaluation Systems

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Subj: Re: Sign Language Evaluation Systems
Date: 97-01-29 09:04:39 EST
From: spalu@NDE4.NDE.STATE.NE.US (Suzanne Palu)
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We are in the process of changing our Sign Language Evaluation Procedures at the Nebraska School for the Deaf and would like feedback from this group.

1. Does your school have/use a Sign Language Evaluation System for your employees?

2. What system do you use or recommend?

This information will be shared with the Sign Language Team and we hope to have the system ready for the fall. Any information/feedback you could provide would be greatly appreciated!

E-mail me privately at spalu@nde4.nde.state.ne.us

Thank you.

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Subj: Re: Sign Language Evaluation Systems
Date: 97-01-29 18:31:52 EST
From: srose@maroon.tc.umn.edu (Dr. Sue Rose)
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The State of Minnesota requries that all licensed teachers take the SCPI- ASL version upon renewal of the teaching license. Currently licensed teachers must pass at the ASL- Survivial Plus level of fluency. New applicants for a teaching license in Minnesota must pass the SCPI at the ASL- Intermediate Plus level. Teachers at the Minnesota Academy for the Deaf are required to pass the SCPI (not the ASL version) at the advanced level of fluency to retain their teaching asignments. They are provided with instruction and a 3 year grace period to demonstrate fluency in sign language. You may want to contact The Minnesota Academy for the Deaf for the job requirements.

Dr. Susan Rose, PHD
Special Education Program
University of Minnesota

INTERNET/PopMail Address: srose@maroon.tc.umn.edu

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Subj: Re: Sign Language Evaluation Systems
Date: 97-01-30 07:20:35 EST
From: BradIngrao@AOL.COM (Brad Ingrao)
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Contact Dr. Michael Tuccelli at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind who has developed and is running such a program.

His e-mail is: tuccelm@mail.firn.edu

Good luck

Brad Ingrao
Jax FL
http://www.aos-jax.com

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Subj: Re: Sign Language Evaluation Systems
Date: 97-01-30 00:34:37 EST
From: dr.j@RDZ.STJOHNS.EDU (Jay Lucker)
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Dear Suzanne,

Althouhgh I'm not at a School for the Deaf, last year I worked on a project which was completed and is now in use here at our university to evaluate sign language proficiency in our students on the graduate level.

I developed three video tapes which represent sample situations in which we expect our students to be involved. Since we train (on the graduate level) SLPs and Auds, our students will eventually meet families or people who are deaf and need to obtain case histories, respond to questions and concerns, etc. Counseling is an important role these future professionals will have to undertake.

So, I developed three videos in ASL which present case histories and questions/concerns as if presented (role played on the video) by parents or the person him/herself. The students have to view the video one at a time, and respond to 10 comprehension questions about the situation presented.

This may be one method for evaluating sign proficiency in your employees at your school for the deaf.

dr.j!

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Subj: Re: Sign Language Evaluation Systems
Date: 97-01-30 01:02:50 EST
From: woodard@MARAUDER.WNYRIC.ORG (Lori Woodard)
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Dr. Rose;

Could you provide more information about the SCPI-ASL? What kind of test is it?

Lori Woodard
woodard@marauder.wnyric.org

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