Language Assessment

Principles and Classroom Practices


This lecture publication by Dr. Raychelle Harris for the Masters in Sign Language Education (MASLED) program at Gallaudet University is adapted from H. Douglas Brown and Priyanvada Abeywickrama’s Language Assessment: Principles and Classroom Practices by the permission of Pearson Education.

The second edition of the English-based textbook is currently available for purchase through

Brown, H. D. & Abeywickrama, P. (2010). Language assessment: Principles and classroom practices. (2nd Ed.). White Plains, NY: Pearson Education, Inc.

To cite:
Harris, R. L. (2017). Assessing sign language skills. Boulder, CO: ASLChoice.

Introduction to Assessment

Types of Language Assessment

Approaches to Assessment

Principles of Assessment

Assessment Techniques