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NCJ Number: 127554 Find in a Library
Title: Credentialing Court Interpreters (From Proceedings of the Second Annual Institute for Court Interpreters, P 109-148, 1990 -- See NCJ-127550)
Author(s): R J Lee
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts
Trenton, NJ 08625
Sale Source: New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts
Court Interpreting
Legal Translating and Bilingual Services Section
State House Annex
Trenton, NJ 08625
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This presentation deals with the development of the court interpreter screening test in New Jersey.
Abstract: It covers issues such as rate of speed for speaker, norm-referenced or criterion-referenced test, cutoff level for passing, percent of persons passing the New Jersey screening test for English and Spanish court interpreters, and length of longest utterance in the consecutive portion of the test. It compares the State screening test with the certification examination for court interpreters administered by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AOC). In addition, interacting forces in the test development process are discussed including goals of the screening test; relevant policy, profession's standards; knowledge, skills, and abilities; resources, psychometric standards; duty to administer justice; and the real world of the trial courts. Principles of test development are examined, and a transcript of a real court proceeding is presented to illustrate the testing process. 7 tables and 13 notes
Main Term(s): Interpreter Services
Index Term(s): Certificate programs; New Jersey
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