Working with Interpreters in the Evaluation of Bilingual Students: Issues and Training Suggestions

By Nancy Stockall and Corinna Villar Cole.

Published by The International Journal of Assessment and Evaluation

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This article describes the role of bilingual interpreters when interpreting communication during assessments for children suspected of having intellectual or learning disabilities. The challenges to create and maintain a fair and equitable assessment process for Emergent Bilingual Children (EBC) considered at risk are presented along with recommendations for maximizing the effectiveness of bilingual interpreters in the assessment process.

Keywords: Interpreters, Emergent Bilingual Children (EBC), Assessment

The International Journal of Assessment and Evaluation, Volume 23, Issue 4, December 2016, pp.1-12. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: August 16, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 338.028KB)).

Dr. Nancy Stockall

Professor, Language, Literacy and Special Populations, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, USA

Dr. Corinna Villar Cole

Assistant Professor, Language, Literacy, and Special Populations, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, USA