CSET: American Sign Language

CSET: American Sign Language consists of 3 subtests:

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

You must register for and take each subtest separately.

Computer-based test (CBT) 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 and Locations
By appointment during the following 4-week testing windows:
Sep. 4–Oct. 1, 2017
Apr. 16–May 13, 2018
Offered at specific test centers in California .
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If you register to take Subtest I or Subtest III, you must schedule an appointment by the scheduling deadline for the testing window in which you wish to test.
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Session Length
Subtest I: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Subtest II: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Subtest III: 2 hours and 15 minutes
15 additional minutes is provided to complete a nondisclosure agreement and tutorial. Any time taken for breaks is considered part of your available testing time.
Passing Score
220 per subtest
Test Results
Test results are available within 7 weeks of testing.
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Policies and Rules
When you register, you agree to abide by all testing policies and rules. Read them now.
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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 video recorded components that require examinees to view video excerpts and respond in ASL and/or written English. Since some responses are video recorded, 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 video recorded 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.

Registration Information

Subtest I and Subtest III are offered at select CBT sites. After registering, you will be directed to schedule a test appointment by telephone before the scheduling deadline. Subtest II can be scheduled through your account at any time.

If you require a sign language interpreter on the day of the test, you must complete an Alternative Testing Arrangements Request Form for Computer-Based Testing .

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