ERIC Number: ED333674
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
The E.S.S.E. (Educational Sign Skills Evaluation).
S.E.E. Center for the Advancement of Deaf Children, Los Alamitos, CA.
The Educational Sign Skills Evaluation (ESSE) was developed to provide a means of identifying the dominant signing style of an individual and to provide feedback on areas of strength and areas in need of improvement. It provides an overall expressive skills rating as well as information on the type, level, and degree of understanding demonstrated receptively and a sign-to-voice rating for both English-related signing and signing in American Sign-Language. Data are presented that demonstrate the reliability and validity of the evaluation. Evaluation costs and time requirements are also discussed. (JDD)
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Deaf Interpreting, Deafness, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Expressive Language, Feedback, Interpreters, Job Performance, Knowledge Level, Performance Tests, Rating Scales, Receptive Language, Sign Language, Test Reliability, Test Validity
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: S.E.E. Center for the Advancement of Deaf Children, Los Alamitos, CA.