The Regional Resource Center on Deafness (RRCD) Sign Language Assessment (RSLA) involves a one-to-one conversation in sign language between an interviewer and candidate/interviewee. Interview content varies according to the background, job responsibilities, schooling, and other interests of each RSLA candidate/interviewee.
RSLA interviews are recorded and subsequently rated independently by RSLA raters. The basis for ratings is the RSLA Rating Scale, a standard scale based on the sign language communication skills of highly skilled, knowledgeable native/native-like signers. In application a primary use of the RSLA has been to assess how well people are able to use sign language for communication, and, as appropriate, to use this information to assist people in development of their sign language communication skills.
The RSLA Evaluators (Interviewers and/or Raters) are paid vendors and are required to complete Professional Service Contract (PSC) with RRCD.
Are you interested in signing up to become a Volunteer to allow our RSLA Interviewers to practice with you? We need volunteers with ranging from very basic to fluent knowledge in using American Sign Language (ASL).
To sign up as an Evaluator or Volunteer, please complete the application at https://tinyurl.com/ApplyRSLA. The application for training close at 5pm (PST) on Friday, September 20, 2019.
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RRCD thanks Oregon DHS Office of Equity and Multicultural Services (OEMS) for their support.
The details emerge on RSLA’s forthcoming service is expected to announce in November 2019 and fully implemented in January 2020.
If you have any questions, please contact
Chad A. Ludwig, MSW, ADAC, DI
Coordinator RSLA Program
ludwigc [at] mail [dot] wou [dot] edu | 503-468-5724