• Plano ISD Languages Other Than English

    Credit by Exam Information: American Sign Language

    Credits Earned: 

    1.0 per Level (I – II)    *Grade is not calculated in the Grade Point Average (GPA)

    Students may earn up to two credits of LOTE based on the proficiency benchmark level reported.

    Students can benefit from taking Levels 3 and 4. 

    The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Languages Other Than English defines course proficiency outcomes as:

    Level I: Novice Mid to Novice High Proficiency
    Level II: Novice High to Intermediate Low Proficiency
    Level III: Intermediate Low to Intermediate Mid Proficiency
    Level IV: Intermediate Mid to Intermediate High Proficiency

    Exam Time Limit: 3 hours

    Exam Format: The exam has two sections

    • Receptive skill - the ability to comprehend signed ASL: approximately 30 multiple choice questions
    • Expressive skill - the ability to create signed ASL: 3 prompts
    • The exam typically takes 2 – 3 hours to complete.  Take a sample test to familiarize yourself with the layout of the test and the types of prompts that you can expect.

    Exam Content Information: 

    Please see TEKS for American Sign Language. Students may prepare by reviewing any resources aligned to the standards for interpretive communication and presentational communication.

    Exam Overview:

    Avant Assessment: Frequently Asked Questions

    Sample Test