Interpreting Testing Techniques | Northcentral Technical College

Interpreting Testing Techniques

April 10 & 11, 2015 Friday: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. NTC Wausau Campus

Assessments range from daily quizzes and weekly subject tests like Spelling, Math or other subjects as well as high stakes standardized tests.Testing is a measure of student knowledge and abilities, so it is important when interpreting to honor the purpose and integrity of the tests given.Educational interpreters need to know and understand the IEP, classroom modifications and accommodations and how they impact testing situations.Interpreters need to interpret in testing situations not to make the student look good, but to help the educator to gain a clear understanding of the student’s levels.This workshop provides an opportunity for discussion, while acquiring tips and interpreting strategies and gives a greater understanding of “why test”.We will address topics that are specific to the range of the testing process as we strive to promote an overall understanding, purpose and value of the tests themselves.


Speaker Bio Information:

Judy Cain, CI, Ed-K:12, MA
Judy, teacher of Deaf/Hard of Hearing for 29 years and RID certified since 2000, is the recipient of Indiana’s first “Judith Carson Outstanding Educational Interpreter Award” and the “2012 RID Region III Distinguished Educational Interpreter Award”.  She serves on the RID Educational Interpreter Task Force (EITF), Affiliate Chapter Relations Committee (ACRC), the local Indiana EITF and Indiana Deaf Education Committee.  Her previous leadership includes president and vice president of Indiana RID.  She’s passionate about quality interpreting services for Deaf/ Hard of Hearing students.  She and Carrie Moore own C & C Connection, LLC, focusing on educational interpreters including skills evaluations and improvement plans.  Judy and her husband, Gary, live in Indianapolis.
Donna Snyder -- CI, CT, Ed:K-12;
Donna graduated from the Interpreter Training Program at Eastern Kentucky University (1995) and holds a Cognitive Science degree from the University of Kentucky.  She has interpreted in a variety of educational and community settings, including medical, mental health, conference interpreting and VRS.  Donna has served on the Educational Interpreter Committee and Task Force for several years, and is currently the chairperson.  Donna works, full-time, as an educational interpreter in Lexington, KY; she is also a consultant and speaker who diligently advocates for educational interpreters and students. She and her husband have two adult children, a daughter-in-law, and two beautiful granddaughters.




CEU Information

This event is worth 1 college credit and 1.5 RID CEUs.

Location Information

NTC Wausau Campus 1000 W Campus Drive Wausau, WI 54401