American English Competency Screening-Expressive
CAECS-E :: About
:: Ratings :: Preparing
Candidates receive 6 subscores from the CAECS-E:
Accuracy :: While cueing single words, the candidate's
cueing is evaluated based on vowel accuracy alone.
:: While cueing single words, the candidate's cueing is evaluated
based on consonant accuracy alone.
Accuracy :: While cueing single words, the candidate
is evaluated in terms of both consonant and vowel accuracy. Additionally,
the candidate is evaluated by his/her ability to combine handshapes
and placements into cued segments (i.e. consonant-vowel segments
represented as handshape + placement/movement).
:: The candidate is evaluated on his/her expressive clarity. This
subscore is negatively impacted by handshapes that are only partially
rendered, the candidate's failure to touch vowel placements, inaccurate
transitions between cues, extraneous movements, and an inconsistent
:: For this score, the candidate is evaluated by his/her ability
to model visual prosodic elements of cued discourse. These elements
include mood, inflection, and prominence (stress at the syllable
and word level).
:: The candidate is given a score based on his/her ability to produce
cues with natural rhythm. This subscore is negatively impacted by
choppy, halting cueing, and pausing within words.
These subscores are averaged to yield the
candidates overall score. The candidates rating is determined by
the range of scores that the candidates score falls within.
3.4-4.0 Acceptable ::
2.7-3.3 Developing ::
2.0-2.6 Emerging ::
1.0-1.9 Inaccurate ::
There is no PASS/FAIL for the CAECS-E. However,
a minimum rating may be required by personnel departments, school
districts, or state agencies. The rating of "Acceptable"
is a prerequisite for the Cued Language Transliterator National
Certification Examination (CLTNCE).
Official TECUnit Rating Info