ASL Assessment Portal: A web-based test administration system for ASL Assessments

The ASL phonological awareness test was designed with an extensive Web interface allowing for maximum test usage among different groups and an authoring system for maintaining the tool. Our web interface has become the backbone of the VL2 Center’s ASL test administration portal hosted at Gallaudet University. The portal will, for the first time, bring available ASL assessment tools together in a "one-stop shop" assessment portal to assist in more widespread accessibility to the ASL assessments used in research and education.  

Research Team: Dr. Lynn McQuarrie (PI), Dr. Marilyn Abbott (Co-Investigator), Thomas Barron and Eric Lam (Web interface ‘Dream team’)

Funding: University of Alberta, National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2), Gallaudet University.

Selected Publications and Presentations:
McQuarrie, L. Abbott, M., & Enns, C. (2013). New Directions: ASL Assessment Tools & ASL Assessment Portal. Poster presented at the Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR) Conference 11, London, England. see poster

McQuarrie, L., Abbott, M., Soulia, E., Spady, S., Baron, T., Lam, E., Lin, E., Lefebvre, N., Schenk, K., & Yong, A. (2012, April). ASL-PAT web-based interface: Development, design and delivery. Paper presented at the VL2 International ASL Assessment Toolkit Planning Summit, National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2), Washington, DC.

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