Language Proficiency Interview
ASL Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) is an assessment tool used to determine ASL proficiency level, conducted by a qualified organization. LPI is required by some schools, universities, agencies, employers and other programs to evaluate a candidate's language proficiency in a face-to-face interview. Interviewers and raters, who are native/fluent in ASL, have undergone trainings and some years of ASLPI experience.
ASLPI consists of a structured interview of about 20-60 minutes of conversation, which is carried out between a candidate and a trained interviewer. ASL interviews are conducted either through videophone or in-person and recorded for raters. The rater then evaluates a candidate's performance on fluency, vocabulary, grammar, and comprehension. Then, the candidate is given an overall score, ranging from 0 (the lowest) to 5 (the highest proficiency).