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A video from Lacey Loupe, explaining growing up Deaf and why it is important for parents of the Deaf to learn sign language. This message soon will be interpreted and in caption so that you can share it with those who cannot read sign language.
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EIPA Written Test and Knowledge Standards
Brenda Schick, Ph.D., working with the EIPA Diagnostic Center at Boys Town National Research Hospital, has developed the EIPA Written Test and Knowledge Standards. This comprehensive multiple-choice test evaluates the interpreter’s understanding of information that is critical to performing with students in an education setting. The test consists of 177 questions and takes approximately one and a half to three hours to complete. This computer-based test is administered through the Internet. A passing score on the EIPA Written Test is not needed in order to take the EIPA Performance Assessment.
Registration is currently open for tests occurring in September, October or November, 2013.
2013 Test Dates and Proctors:
For a complete listing of proctors, test locations and test dates, click here.
Proctor for New Orleans, LA — EIPA Written Test and Knowledge Standards – Classroom Interpreting
Name: Barbara Lovas
Test Dates: February 15, 2013, 10:00 AM
May 24, 2013, 10:00 AM
September 13, 2013, 10:00 AM
October 11, 2013, 10:00 AM
Test Site: Woodland West Elementary School
2143 Mars Street
Harvey, LA 70058
Not every state has a proctor. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a proctor, contact Teresa McEvoy at (402) 452-5042 or Teresa.McEvoy. All approved proctors are required to host a minimum of two tests per calendar year.
Registration DeadlineOnline registration must be completed at least 3 full business days prior to your test date.If your test will be paid with a purchase order through a third party agency or organization, you must register at least 5 full business days prior to your test date. For Purchase Order registrations, contact Misti Jensen Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST) at 1-800-756-7920 ext. 7150 or via email at EIPA.
The fee for the EIPA Written Test is $200.00 and is paid online at the time of registration. Proctors are allowed to charge test takers a proctor fee. You may contact the proctor prior to registering to inquire about possible proctor fees. Any proctor fee is collected at the test site and paid directly to the proctor.
Registration FormTo begin the online registration, click here.
The processing fee is $25.00. All monies are refundable in full minus the $25.00 processing fee if the cancellation is received by 8:00 AM (CST) AND three full business days before your scheduled test date. No refunds will be issued for no-shows or cancellations received after 8:00 AM(CST) AND less than three full business days before the scheduled test date. Purchase orders will still be subject to cancellation policy requirements. Registrants MUST cancel the test request on line.
For answers to questions ranging from cost and test format to how to become a proctor, please click here.
The EIPA Written Test is based on a set of knowledge standards that was developed by a group of experts, including deaf consumers, interpreters, interpreter trainers, deaf educators, and ASL linguistics.
The test is not a factual memory test. In other words, memorization of the knowledge standards only, may not enable you to receive a passing score. Application of knowledge to situations is necessary in order to pass this examination.
The test is also based on the EIPA Code of Professional Conduct for Educational Interpreters. The RID Code of Ethics is not the basis for professional conduct in the EIPA Written Test.
The written test will be given in 2013 during the months of February, March, May, June, September, October and November 1st – 15th, 2013.
For information contact:
Teresa McEvoyEIPA Written Test Coordinator(402) 452-5042Fax: (402) 452-5028Email: Teresa.McEvoy
For information regarding test construction on psychometric validity, contact:
Brenda Schick, Ph.D.EIPA Written Test DeveloperUniversity of Colorado at Boulder(303) 492-7339 v/ttyBrenda.Schick
The EIPA Written Test was developed with funding from the Office of Special Education, Programs of National Significance (H325 N010013), awarded to Brenda Schick, Project Director, Boys Town National Research Hospital, and with support from the Regional Assessment System establish by the Mountain Plains Regional Assessment Center, directed by Bern Jones.
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Ok, it is time for a last minute water kefir workshop. My kefir is growing so fast that I need to give some away!!!
Workshop Part 1
Those who attend will be given some grains and instruction on how to make water kefir. I will include a recipe and resources. Please bring to the workshop a regular canning jar (pint or quart).
I will provide you with all the instructions, ingredients and the recipe needed to make your first batch. So, you will go home prepared to make your first batch. As always, I don’t sell my grains or scobies, but will give them away. Workshop Part 2
We will make 2 or 3 recipes together. One recipe will be chia pudding. I have not decided what the others will be yet. If you have any preferences, let me know.
I am looking forward to seeing you there. For those of you who live far away, feel free to ask me for handouts and resources if you also want the information.
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