Training and Assessment Systems for K-12 Educational Interpreters (TASK12) is a multi-state assessment program for interpreters working in educational settings. TASK12 is a partnership of 14 states and the center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education (TAESE), which provides educational interpreters the opportunity to evaluate their skills. Each state department of education special education director makes up the partnership. Information on registration and upcoming testing is available on the TASK12 Registration page.
The current state members of TASK12 are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming. As TASK12 grows to a national service, we welcome new states and K-12 interpreters. Information regarding membership is available on the TASK12 Membership page.
The TASK12 Project continues to serve 14 states by providing on-site testing opportunities using the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA). TASK12 has surpassed the 3,000 test mark. This means that over 3,000 K-12 educational interpreters have had the opportunity to show their best work during this 2-hour skills assessment. Each interpreter receives a complete diagnostic workup with recognition of skill strengths and recommendations for improvement. Each state receives a research-based report with training and education recommendations based on interpreter performance. If you have questions about the EIPA, view the EIPA FAQs page or the EIPA Written Test page.
The EIPA Diagnostic Center, located in Omaha, NE, at Boys Town National Research Hospital (BTNRH), is a non-profit organization dedicated to research, education, and clinical treatment of children and adults with hearing loss. BTNRH oversees the administration of the EIPA Diagnostic Center, approves all Local Test Administrators (LTA), coordinates the rating of assessments, and is the sole proprietary owner of the EIPA and all associated materials.
Dr. Bernhardt Jones, Director of the TASK12 Project, is an approved LTA and is approved for human subjects' research by BTNRH. He coordinates the administration of the EIPA in TASK12 states. TASK12 works closely with the BTNRH EIPA Diagnostic Center to assure that the administration of the EIPA continues to be reliable and accessible. To find out more about TASK12 Staff, view the TASK12 Staff page.
BTNRH has established the EIPA test rate of $335. Questions regarding the test instrument and its administration throughout the United States and Canada should be directed to BTNRH (http://www.classroominterpreting.org/EIPA/index.asp).