ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services

Rank and salary commensurate with degree, experience and qualifications. All reclassifications must be approved by the appropriate administrators. Several factors are taken into consideration before the reclassification, including demonstrated increased competencies appropriate to the next higher-level job, performing at a satisfactory level in their current position, and the department must have a genuine need for the higher level work.

American Sign Language Diagnostician 

American Sign Language Diagnostician I  (Level 6; Exempt)
Master's degree in applied linguistics, ASL/Deaf Studies, second language teaching and learning, bilingual education or a related field.  A minimum one year of experience in ASL instruction and/or evaluation.  Awareness of trends related to ASL linguistics, applied linguistics, adult and second language learning processes, and approaches to language evaluation and assessment.  Ability to identify strengths and areas needing improvement and to prepare prescriptive reports containing individualized learning plans with specific objectives and recommended strategies and materials.

American Sign Language Diagnostician II  (Level 8; Exempt)
Master's degree in applied linguistics, ASL/Deaf Studies, second language teaching and learning, bilingual education or a related.  A minimum three years of experience in ASL instruction and/or evaluation. Comprehensive knowledge and awareness of current research and trends related to ASL linguistics, applied linguistics, adult and second language learning processes, and approaches to language evaluation and assessment. Experience and proficiency in the design and use of research-based criterion referenced instruments and protocol for assessing progress in language acquisition.  Ability to identify strengths and areas needing improvement and to prepare prescriptive reports containing individualized learning plans with specific objectives and recommended strategies and materials.