ERIC Number: ED401661
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Virginia Quality Assurance Screening.
Virginia State Dept. for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Richmond.
Intended for individuals wishing to be qualified as Deaf Interpreters by the Virginia Quality Assurance Screening (VQAS) program of the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, this monograph describes the program in question-and-answer format. It addresses the following topics: what the VQAS is; who administers the VQAS; the Directory of Qualified Interpreters; the legal definition of a qualified interpreter; the difference between certification and screening; the components of the VQAS screening; the difference between interpreting and transliterating; the assessment structure; diagnostic skills assessed in the performance assessment; criteria used for awarding a screening level; scoring of the written assessment; scoring of the performance assessment; receipt of assessment results; failure to receive a screening level; competency indications of the levels awarded; the VQAS and educational interpreters; evaluation of cued speech transliterators; fees and schedules; preparation for the VQAS assessment; and sources of additional information. Attached is a glossary of terms related to deaf interpreting. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia