Tuesday, December 25, 2007

New Standard in West Virginia

West Virginia will require sign language interpreters in schools to score a three on the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment starting in July. That standard will increase to 3.5 by 2010. The EIPA rating ranges from zero to 5. Many school interpreters in the state do not have that level of skill. The interpreters are videotaped and scored by officials in Omaha, Nebraska at the Boys Town National Research Hospital.