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Why the ESSE?

The E.S.S.E. was developed to provide a means of identifying the dominant signing style of an individual and to provide meaningful, helpful feedback on areas of strength and areas in need of improvement.  It provides an overall expressive skills rating as well as information on the type, level, and degree of understanding demonstrated receptively for both English-related signing and signing in American Sign Language.


The E.S.S.E. consists of three different tests:

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Upcoming Testing Dates

Educational Signed Skills Evaluation

Irvine, CA

January 7, 2017

Upcoming Training Dates

NEW! Training opportunities to help you prepare for the ESSE


Cost:            $60.00 ($75 for registrations received less than 7 days prior to event)

Locations:   See Below



This workshop will review and discuss the expressive and receptive components involved with the ESSE a state approved test for K-12 educational interpreters.  Hands-on activities using classroom scenarios and/or materials will provide participants an opportunity to self-assess their knowledge of the necessary sign vocabulary associated with various classroom subjects.  Interpreting speed and fluency will be addressed through the use of timed audio materials. Small group activities will provide receptive and/or sign-to-voice practice.  In conclusion a “mock” receptive evaluation will be administered followed by a discussion of how the scoring is done.


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Wichita, KS

January 14, 2017

Irvine, CA

February 4, 2017