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Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA)

  • May 18th, 2011
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In Pennsylvania, the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) is the diagnostic tool that is used to determine an educational interpreter’s overall level of proficiency. To assess the skills of an individual interpreter, the EIPA utilizes two video samples of actual classroom settings called stimulus tapes; one tape is used to assess the interpreter’s receptive skills and the second is used to assess the interpreter’s expressive skills. The tapes are chosen based on the grade level (elementary or secondary) and the sign language or system the interpreter is using (ASL-PSE, PSE-ASL, or MCE-PSE).

Scheduling the EIPA

The interpreter candidate needs to contact the local testing administrator at one of the three PaTTAN offices and ask for the consultant in charge of Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment.

  • PaTTAN Pittsburgh – (800) 446-5607
  • PaTTAN Harrisburg – (800) 360-7282
  • PaTTAN King of Prussia – (800) 441-3215

For more information, see the publication Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA)

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