CSET: American Sign Language

The 2014–2015 test dates for paper-based CSET examinations are now available.
Registration for the 2014–2015 paper-based test administrations opens July 30th.

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.

Format
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
Dates
Nov. 2, 2013
May 3, 2014
Review applicable registration deadlines .
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).
Locations
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 approximately 4 weeks after testing.
Review PBT test results release dates .
Policies and Rules
When you register, you agree to abide by all testing policies and rules.
Read them now.

 

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.

Examinees who register for any CSET: American Sign Language subtests may not register for any other CSET subtests on the same 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 regular registration deadline.

The CBEST and CSET paper-based tests are administered at the same time. For this reason, it is only possible to register to take either the CBEST or take one or more CSET subtests on a single paper-based test administration date.


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