CSET: American Sign Language

The next paper-based test administration of CSET: American Sign Language will be April 23, 2016. Registration for this test date is now open.

CSET: American Sign Language consists of 3 subtests:

  • Subtest I (test code 186)
  • Subtest II (test code 187)
  • Subtest III (test code 188)

You may register to take 1, 2, or all 3 subtests on a test date.

Paper-based test (PBT) only:
  • Subtest I: 30 multiple-choice questions and 2 constructed-response questions
  • Subtest II: 30 multiple-choice questions and 2 constructed-response questions
  • Subtest III: 18 multiple-choice questions and 4 constructed-response questions
Sep. 26, 2015
Apr. 23, 2016
Review the registration deadline .
Session Length
Depending on the subtests selected during registration, you will be assigned to one or more test sessions that are scheduled throughout the testing day. After registering, you will receive an admission ticket that provides your session assignment(s) and exact reporting time(s).
Northern California area—typically in the Sacramento/San Francisco vicinity
Southern California area—typically in the Los Angeles/San Diego vicinity
Passing Score
220 per subtest
Test Results
Test results are available within 4 weeks of testing.
Review test results release dates .
Policies and Rules
When you register, you agree to abide by all testing policies and rules. Read them now.
Before you test, review the list of materials that are prohibited at the test center .


Tests may include questions that are evaluated for future administrations and do not affect a candidate's score.

Test Session

Subtests I and III are administered in an individualized setting and include videotaped components that require examinees to view video excerpts and respond in ASL and/or written English. Since some responses are videotaped, it is recommended that you wear solid-colored professional attire that contrasts with your skin tone. Avoid wearing black, white, or red clothing. If possible, avoid clothing with prints and stripes; they will affect the clarity of your videotaped responses and may interfere with the scorers' ability to see your signs. On the day of the test, it is your responsibility to wear clothing that provides the best background upon which to demonstrate your ASL communication ability.

Subtest II is administered in a group setting and includes videotaped constructed-response components that require examinees to view video excerpts and respond in written English. Because Subtest II includes recorded components, examinees who arrive late will not be admitted.

Registration Information

Because of space limitations at these test areas, examinees are encouraged to register early. If a test area is no longer available when a registration is submitted, that examinee may be assigned to test on a day other than the Saturday test date.

If you require a sign language interpreter on the day of the test, you must complete an Alternative Testing Arrangements Request Form for Paper-Based Testing and submit it by the registration deadline.

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