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Exam Day

Our goal is for you to have a great testing experience. Many parts of the testing procedures are specified by CASLI. Please read CASLI’s detailed guidelines first. Additional information about our test site is provided below.


Use the following map as a guide.

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Upon arrival at Madonna University, park in Lot A or B directly off of I-96.

We are located in the Main Administrative Building#1 on the map.

Enter near Kresge Hall – at the location labelled “H” on the map.

Walk down the hallway (which will twist and turn). Rooms will be in the 1300s. Continue walking and you will enter the 1400 hallway. The Sign Language Studies department is in suite 1405, on the right side of the hallway.


Plan to arrive in the Sign Language Studies department at your appointment time or up to 20 minutes early (suite 1405). There is a waiting room for test-takers. If you are accompanied by a friend or family member, they may wait elsewhere in the university. The proctor is not able to supervise children.

The proctor will confirm your identity and test registration, and will ask you to fill out some required paperwork. Please bring:

  • a current photo ID — see requirements on CASLI website
  • your test token from CASLI (emailed to you after purchasing your exam)

If you have made arrangements with CASLI for accommodations to the testing environment or procedure, the proctor will discuss them with you at this time. (Please see CASLI’s website for details about accommodations requests.)

Avoid bringing personal items with you, as you are not permitted to bring them into the testing room. You can store your coat, backpack, purse, etc. in the SLS office – please see CASLI’s statement about responsibility for these items.

You will be given five pieces of blank paper for your use during the exam. You must return these sheets at the end of the exam and will not be permitted to take them out of the testing environment.

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Testing Environment

Our dedicated testing room is built into the SLS department suite. It features a wall-mounted television and video camera, even lighting, an armless chair (without wheels), and an appropriate background. After confirming the proper operation of the test-taking equipment, the proctor will begin the exam and exit the testing room. The exam is delivered via a video system that includes all exam content, pauses, etc.

  • The duration of the performance exam is approximately 90 minutes. Candidates who are also taking the GAP test should allow a total of 4 hours for testing.
  • The exam will not be stopped or paused. The camera will record the entire time you are in the exam room.
  • Do not leave the room unless there is an extreme irregularity during the exam. Report issues to the proctor and CASLI.
  • There is no warm-up period; however, there is an important introductory segment. Please review this material carefully.
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Test Procedures

Please see the CASLI website for details about the content of the exams:


Your exam will be processed and rated by CASLI. The test site and proctor have no involvement in the rating and results process, and are not informed of your results. CASLI’s aim is for your results report to be available within 90 days of your exam appointment.

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