Can You Pass The Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment Test? Quiz

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Can You Pass The Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment Test? Educational interpreters are charged with translating classwork for students that have a hard time when it comes to hearing or is deaf. If you think you are well prepared for the exam for your certificate, all you need to do is take this quiz. Give it a shot and see if it is true.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What are the multiple levels or layers to analyzing a message?  (Select all that apply)

    • A.

      Lexical

    • B.

      Phrasal

    • C.

      Sentential

    • D.

      Discourse

    • E.

      Didactical

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Lexical
    B. Phrasal
    C. Sentential
    D. Discourse
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a list of multiple levels or layers to analyzing a message. These levels include lexical, phrasal, sentential, and discourse. Lexical analysis involves examining individual words and their meanings. Phrasal analysis looks at how words combine to form phrases and expressions. Sentential analysis focuses on the structure and grammar of sentences. Discourse analysis considers the overall context and organization of the message. By analyzing a message at these different levels, one can gain a deeper understanding of its meaning and implications.

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  • 2. 

    Interpreting for long periods of time without support/teaming can cause?  

    • A.

      Repetitive motion injuries

    • B.

      Stress

    • C.

      Decreased Cognitive fatigue

    • D.

      Decreased Listlessness

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Repetitive motion injuries
    B. Stress
    Explanation
    Interpreting for long periods of time without support or teaming can lead to repetitive motion injuries and stress. Repetitive motion injuries can occur due to the constant use of hand and arm movements while interpreting. This can cause strain and pain in the muscles and joints. Additionally, the high-pressure nature of interpreting can lead to stress, which can have negative effects on both physical and mental health.

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  • 3. 

    What are three things an interpreter can do to manage the environment?

    • A.

      Control Lighting

    • B.

      Tell the deaf/HH student where to sit

    • C.

      Closing windows/blinds

    • D.

      Positioning of interpreter

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Control Lighting
    C. Closing windows/blinds
    D. Positioning of interpreter
    Explanation
    An interpreter can manage the environment by controlling the lighting, closing windows/blinds, and positioning themselves appropriately. Controlling the lighting ensures that the interpreter and the deaf/HH student can see each other clearly, which is essential for effective communication. Closing windows/blinds helps to minimize distractions and maintain a focused environment. Positioning of the interpreter is crucial as it allows them to have a clear line of sight with the student and ensures that their signing is visible. These actions collectively create a conducive environment for effective interpretation.

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  • 4. 

    The relationship between the tutor and the student is the same as the relationship between the interpreter and the student.

    • A.

      True: The interpreter can do both, Interpret and tutor, the student will always understand the difference.

    • B.

      False: These roles are different and need to be clearly defined.

    Correct Answer
    B. False: These roles are different and need to be clearly defined.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is false because the roles of a tutor and an interpreter are different and should be clearly defined. While an interpreter focuses on translating spoken or signed language from one language to another, a tutor provides guidance and instruction in a particular subject or skill. Although an interpreter may possess knowledge in a specific field, their primary role is to facilitate communication, not to provide tutoring or instruction. Therefore, it is important to differentiate between these roles to ensure clarity and effectiveness in educational settings.

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  • 5. 

    Tutoring is important for deaf children and must be done by the interpreter due to communication requirements.

    • A.

      True: The interpreter knows the student and what the IEP has recommended for their success.

    • B.

      False: The interpreter can and should interpret for a hearing tutor when the interpreter is not knowledgeable in the subject area.

    Correct Answer
    B. False: The interpreter can and should interpret for a hearing tutor when the interpreter is not knowledgeable in the subject area.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is false because the interpreter should not interpret for a hearing tutor when they are not knowledgeable in the subject area. This is because the interpreter's role is to facilitate communication between the deaf student and the tutor, and if they do not have knowledge in the subject area, they may not be able to accurately interpret the information being taught. It is important for the tutor to have expertise in the subject area to effectively teach the deaf student.

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  • 6. 

    Confidentiality is crucial to the interpreting profession.  With whom can the interpreter discuss issues about the deaf student?

    • A.

      Parent / Guardian

    • B.

      Mainstream Teacher

    • C.

      Off-site Interpreters

    • D.

      IEP Team

    Correct Answer
    D. IEP Team
    Explanation
    The interpreter can discuss issues about the deaf student with the IEP team. The IEP team consists of professionals who are directly involved in the student's education, such as teachers, administrators, and specialists. They have a legal and ethical responsibility to maintain confidentiality and work collaboratively to address the student's needs. Discussing issues with the IEP team ensures that the interpreter is sharing information with the appropriate individuals who can make informed decisions and provide support for the student.

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  • 7. 

    The interpreter uses his/her discretion when it comes to personal information about the student.   (Drugs, Suicide, Abuse)

    • A.

      True: The interpreter is bound by confidentiality and must not discuss personal information with anyone.

    • B.

      False: You are an employee of the school and must follow the districts policies regarding personal information. It is important to inform your student of your responsibility to inform the administration about this type of information.

    Correct Answer
    B. False: You are an employee of the school and must follow the districts policies regarding personal information. It is important to inform your student of your responsibility to inform the administration about this type of information.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is False because as an employee of the school, the interpreter is bound by the district's policies regarding personal information. This means that they must follow the protocols set by the school administration and inform them about any personal information, such as drugs, suicide, or abuse, that they come across during their interactions with students. It is also important for the interpreter to inform the student about their responsibility to report this type of information to the administration.

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  • 8. 

    Deaf adults prefer to be called __________.

    • A.

      Hearing impaired

    • B.

      Deaf

    • C.

      Hard of Hearing

    Correct Answer
    B. Deaf
    Explanation
    Deaf adults prefer to be called "Deaf" because it is a term that they have embraced and feel accurately represents their identity and culture. It recognizes their unique experience of being deaf and their use of sign language as a primary means of communication. "Hearing impaired" is often considered less preferred because it focuses on the deficit of hearing rather than the Deaf community's rich linguistic and cultural heritage. "Hard of Hearing" generally refers to individuals who have some degree of hearing loss but still have functional hearing, so it may not accurately describe all Deaf adults.

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  • 9. 

    An interpreter working with children from multicultural backgrounds should demonstrate knowledge about?  

    • A.

      Celebrations

    • B.

      Religions

    • C.

      Holidays

    • D.

      History

    • E.

      Social dynamics

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Celebrations
    B. Religions
    C. Holidays
    D. History
    E. Social dynamics
    Explanation
    An interpreter working with children from multicultural backgrounds should demonstrate knowledge about celebrations, religions, holidays, history, and social dynamics. This is because children from different cultures may have different celebrations, religious practices, and holidays that they observe. Understanding the history and social dynamics of these cultures can help the interpreter better understand and communicate with the children and their families.

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  • 10. 

    Interpreters working with children from multicultural backgrounds need to develop strategies for dealing with intercultural and intracultural conflicts.

    • A.

      True: Interpreters should be able to recognize and resolve Intercultural and Intracultural conflicts. .

    • B.

      False: The teacher for the deaf will specify in the IEP how to deal with these conflicts not the interpreter.

    Correct Answer
    A. True: Interpreters should be able to recognize and resolve Intercultural and Intracultural conflicts. .
    Explanation
    The correct answer is true because interpreters working with children from multicultural backgrounds need to have the ability to recognize and resolve intercultural and intracultural conflicts. This is important in order to effectively facilitate communication between individuals from different cultural backgrounds and ensure that conflicts are addressed and resolved in a culturally sensitive manner. It is not the responsibility of the teacher for the deaf to specify how to deal with these conflicts in the Individualized Education Program (IEP), as their role is primarily focused on the educational needs of the student.

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  • 11. 

    ASL Language development is seen at a younger age compared to English language development.

    • A.

      True: ASL is a visual Gestural language and can lead to earlier language development.

    • B.

      False: ASL and English parallel each other when it comes to language development.

    Correct Answer
    B. False: ASL and English parallel each other when it comes to language development.
  • 12. 

    Children begin to produce complex language at about what age?

    • A.

      2 years old

    • B.

      3 years old

    • C.

      4 years old

    • D.

      5 years old

    Correct Answer
    B. 3 years old
    Explanation
    Children begin to produce complex language at around 3 years old. This is because at this age, they have developed the necessary cognitive and linguistic skills to understand and use more complex sentence structures and vocabulary. They have also acquired a better understanding of grammar and syntax, allowing them to form more coherent and meaningful sentences. Additionally, their vocabulary has expanded, enabling them to express a wider range of thoughts and ideas.

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  • 13. 

    Language evaluations should be performed by the interpreter.

    • A.

      True: The interpreter is the one that works with the student on a regular basis and therefore more uniquely qualified to assess the student’s language.

    • B.

      False: Language evaluations should be conducted by a professional who has training specific to the language being evaluated.

    Correct Answer
    B. False: Language evaluations should be conducted by a professional who has training specific to the language being evaluated.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is false because language evaluations should be conducted by a professional who has training specific to the language being evaluated. While the interpreter may work with the student on a regular basis, they may not have the expertise or qualifications to accurately assess the student's language skills. A professional with specific training in the language being evaluated would be better equipped to conduct a thorough and accurate evaluation.

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  • 14. 

    Communication and language are the same concepts.

    • A.

      True: Through language we communicate.

    • B.

      False: They are not the same concept.

    Correct Answer
    B. False: They are not the same concept.
    Explanation
    Communication and language are not the same concept because while language is a system of symbols and rules used for communication, communication is a broader concept that encompasses various forms of conveying information, such as body language, gestures, and facial expressions. Language is just one tool used for communication, but there are other non-verbal forms of communication as well. Therefore, communication and language are distinct concepts.

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  • 15. 

    Register refers to variations in language ranging from intimate to formal.   

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because register refers to the different levels of formality in language. It includes variations from intimate, casual, and informal language to more formal and professional language. Register is important in communication as it allows individuals to adapt their language according to the context and the relationships they have with others.

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  • 16. 

    Modality refers to how quickly the language is used.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Modality does not refer to the speed or quickness of language. Modality refers to the expression of possibility, necessity, or certainty in language. It is about how certain or probable something is.

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  • 17. 

    Prosody is how a language is processed by the listener.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Prosody is not about how a language is processed by the listener, but rather about the patterns of stress, intonation, rhythm, and tone in speech. It refers to the melodic and rhythmic aspects of language that convey meaning and emotion. While prosody can contribute to the listener's understanding of who is being referenced, the direction of actions, and the location of characters, it is not solely responsible for it. Other linguistic and contextual factors also play a role in comprehension. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 18. 

    The use of captioning for movies and television programs may not be sufficient for some deaf and hard of hearing children because… 

    • A.

      The students may not be able to read at the level or pace of the program.

    • B.

      Even though watching the TV and reading the captioning are equal to listening and watching the TV, the deaf students eyes will tire more rapidly.

    • C.

      Children who are deaf or hard of hearing may lack the written vocabulary necessary to understand the captioning.

    • D.

      Watching the captioning and the movie can be more difficult than listening and watching the movie.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. The students may not be able to read at the level or pace of the program.
    C. Children who are deaf or hard of hearing may lack the written vocabulary necessary to understand the captioning.
    D. Watching the captioning and the movie can be more difficult than listening and watching the movie.
    Explanation
    The use of captioning for movies and television programs may not be sufficient for some deaf and hard of hearing children because they may not be able to read at the level or pace of the program. Additionally, children who are deaf or hard of hearing may lack the written vocabulary necessary to understand the captioning. Moreover, watching the captioning and the movie can be more difficult than listening and watching the movie.

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  • 19. 

    Some technologies that may be available for a family with a deaf or hard of hearing child are…  

    • A.

      TV captioning

    • B.

      TTY / VRS

    • C.

      Safety alarms

    • D.

      Baby monitoring devices

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. TV captioning
    B. TTY / VRS
    C. Safety alarms
    D. Baby monitoring devices
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes TV captioning, TTY / VRS, safety alarms, and baby monitoring devices. These technologies can be beneficial for a family with a deaf or hard of hearing child. TV captioning provides subtitles on the screen, allowing the child to understand the content. TTY / VRS enables text-based communication over the phone, facilitating communication with others. Safety alarms can alert the family in case of emergencies, ensuring the child's safety. Baby monitoring devices can help parents keep an eye on their child, even if they cannot hear their cries or sounds.

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  • 20. 

    Interpreters may have more knowledge and skills in the use of ASL than those licensed to teach students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Interpreters may have more knowledge and skills in the use of ASL than licensed teachers for deaf or hard of hearing students because interpreters specialize in translating spoken language into sign language, while teachers focus on teaching academic subjects. Interpreters often have extensive training and experience in ASL, allowing them to have a deeper understanding and fluency in the language. Teachers, on the other hand, may have a broader range of knowledge in various subjects but may not have the same level of expertise in ASL. Therefore, it is true that interpreters may have more knowledge and skills in the use of ASL than licensed teachers for deaf or hard of hearing students.

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  • 21. 

    Interpreters should be present at the IEP meetings as an interpreter only not as an active member.  The interpreter should maintain confidentiality about classroom observations and student comprehension of the subject matter.  The interpreter should only relay behavioral issues that may rise to the level of physical injury.    

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Interpreters should be present at Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings solely as interpreters, not as active members. They play a crucial role in facilitating communication between all parties involved in the meeting, ensuring that the information is accurately conveyed between the participants. Additionally, interpreters are bound by confidentiality requirements and should maintain confidentiality about classroom observations and student comprehension of the subject matter. However, they may relay behavioral issues that may rise to the level of physical injury to appropriate individuals or authorities as necessary for the well-being of the student.

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  • 22. 

    It is not the interpreter’s role to alter communication in order to protect the deaf or hard of hearing student from potential emotional hurt. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The interpreter's role is to accurately convey the message between parties without altering or adding any information. Their responsibility is to facilitate communication, not to protect individuals from potential emotional hurt.

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  • 23. 

    Children often create bonds with their interpreters and this is healthy.  But it is important to maintain professional boundaries.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Children often create bonds with their interpreters because they rely on them for communication and support. This bond can be beneficial for the child's emotional well-being and development. However, it is also crucial to maintain professional boundaries in order to ensure that the interpreter remains unbiased and objective in their role. This helps to maintain the integrity of the interpreting process and ensures that the child's best interests are always prioritized.

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  • 24. 

    Hearing aids are used to correct hearing problems.  Hard of hearing children with hearing aids can hear as well as their hearing pears regardless of environment. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because while hearing aids can help correct hearing problems, they do not completely restore hearing to the same level as individuals with normal hearing. Hard of hearing children may still face challenges in certain environments, such as noisy or crowded places, even with the use of hearing aids.

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  • 25. 

    Cognitive development refers to the child’s understanding of concepts and the ability to think and reason.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Cognitive development refers to the child's understanding of concepts and the ability to think and reason. This statement is true because cognitive development is a crucial aspect of a child's overall development, as it involves their mental processes, such as perception, attention, memory, language, problem-solving, and decision-making. As children grow and develop, they acquire new knowledge, skills, and abilities that enhance their cognitive development. Therefore, it is accurate to say that cognitive development involves a child's understanding of concepts and their ability to think and reason.

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  • 26. 

    Children often need support to learn new concepts in terms of contextualization, breaking down concepts, etc.  Effective support can include…  (Select all that apply)

    • A.

      Modeling

    • B.

      Repetition

    • C.

      Drawing

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Modeling
    B. Repetition
    C. Drawing
    Explanation
    Children often need support to learn new concepts in terms of contextualization, breaking down concepts, etc. Modeling is a form of support where the teacher or a more knowledgeable peer demonstrates the desired behavior or concept, making it easier for the child to understand and learn. Repetition is another effective support strategy as it helps reinforce the learning and allows the child to practice the concept multiple times. Reading is also important as it exposes children to new ideas, vocabulary, and concepts. Drawing can be a helpful tool for children to visually represent their understanding of a concept and express their thoughts.

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  • 27. 

    What does the IDEA stand for?

    • A.

      Individual Degree and Education Assessment

    • B.

      Individual Deaf Education Act

    • C.

      Individuals with Deafness Education Act

    • D.

      Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    Correct Answer
    D. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" because IDEA is a federal law in the United States that ensures students with disabilities receive a free and appropriate public education. This law requires schools to provide special education services and accommodations to students with disabilities to help them succeed academically and reach their full potential.

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  • 28. 

    IDEA specifies that a child who is deaf or hard of hearing is entitled to a qualified interpreter.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    According to IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), a child who is deaf or hard of hearing is entitled to a qualified interpreter. This means that the child should have access to an interpreter who can effectively communicate with them and facilitate their understanding in educational settings. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 29. 

    Interpreting a lesson does not necessarily make it accessible.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Interpreting a lesson refers to understanding the content and meaning of the lesson. However, just because someone interprets a lesson correctly does not guarantee that they can access or comprehend it fully. Accessibility refers to the ability to understand and engage with the lesson in a meaningful way. Therefore, it is possible for someone to interpret a lesson correctly but still find it inaccessible due to various factors such as language barriers, cognitive limitations, or lack of prior knowledge. Hence, the statement "Interpreting a lesson does not necessarily make it accessible" is true.

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  • 30. 

    IDEA mandates that the IEP is reviewed at least once every two years.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because IDEA mandates that the Individualized Education Program (IEP) must be reviewed at least once every year, not every two years. The annual review is essential to ensure that the student's educational goals and needs are being met and to make any necessary adjustments or modifications to the IEP.

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  • 31. 

    Mainstreaming, typically means that….

    • A.

      Deaf or hard of hearing children are mainly in classes with other deaf and hard of hearing students.

    • B.

      The deaf or hard of hearing student goes to a public school but is taught in a special ED classroom.

    • C.

      The deaf or hard of hearing student is in a public school and attends all the standard classes. (Often with use of an interpreter)

    Correct Answer
    C. The deaf or hard of hearing student is in a public school and attends all the standard classes. (Often with use of an interpreter)
    Explanation
    Mainstreaming refers to the practice of integrating students with special needs, such as deaf or hard of hearing students, into regular education classrooms. In this context, the correct answer states that the deaf or hard of hearing student is in a public school and attends all the standard classes, often with the assistance of an interpreter. This approach promotes inclusion and allows students with disabilities to learn alongside their peers without disabilities, providing them with equal educational opportunities and fostering social integration.

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