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EIPA Written Test Registration

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The EIPA Written Test and Knowledge Standards (EIPA: WT) evaluates an interpreter's understanding of information that is necessary for working with students in an educational setting

EIPA Performance Registration

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The Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) evaluates the ASL-English skills of interpreters working in elementary through secondary settings.

Assessment Descriptions

The Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment knowledge assessment and the skills assessment have become the national standard for assessing Educational Interpreters. School districts in several states are no longer permitted to hire staff with minimal sign language skills for children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. One result of adopting minimum standards has been the removal of unqualified interpreters from the classroom. This is the only appropriate course of action when considering the educational rights of deaf and hard-of-hearing children…

EIPA

The Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) evaluates the ASL-English skills of interpreters working in elementary through secondary settings.

An Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) score assesses how well an interpreter is able to convey the classroom content in the following domain areas::

I. ASL to English: Interpreting a series of classroom lectures

II. English to ASL: Interpreting an interview with a student who is deaf or hard-of-hearing

III. Vocabulary: Assessment of the vocabulary, fingerspelling, and number production and reception

IV. Overall Factors: Assessment of the overall factors within the interpreted product

The Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) is an important assessment because it provides very helpful and detailed feedback interpreters can use to create an action plan for improved interpreting performance.

For more information regarding the EIPA rating system, visit: http://www.classroominterpreting.org/EIPA/performance/rating.asp

EIPA Written Test and Knowledge Standards (EIPA: WT)

The EIPA Written Test and Knowledge Standards (EIPA: WT) evaluates an interpreter's understanding of information that is necessary for working with students in an educational setting and includes the following content areas:

  1. Child and language Development
  2. Confidentially Agreement
  3. Culture
  4. Education
  5. English
  6. Interpreting
  7.  Linguistics
  8.  Literacy and Tutoring
  9.  Professional
  10.  Technology

The test consists of computer generated, 177 multiple-choice questions and can take up to three hours to complete.

EIPA Written Test Study Material

http://www.classroominterpreting.org/EIPA/standards/contentstandards.asp (information on EIPA Written Test and Knowledge Standards)

http://www.iids-inc.org/htmls/article1.htm (interpreting passive voice)