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ERIC Number: EJ769021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0002-726X
An Investigation of the Need for Sign Language Assessment in Deaf Education
Mann, Wolfgang; Prinz, Philip M.
American Annals of the Deaf, v151 n3 p356-370 Sum 2006
The attitudes of educators of the deaf and other professionals in deaf education concerning assessment of the use of American Sign Language (ASL) and other sign systems was investigated. A questionnaire was distributed to teachers in a residential school for the deaf in California. In addition to questions regarding the availability of sign language assessment at their schools, participants responded to items concerning their motivation to use a test for sign language measurement. Of the 100 distributed surveys, 85 were completed and returned. Results showed overwhelming agreement among respondents concerning the importance of sign language assessment, along with the need for tools that appropriately measure signing skills. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California