Town Hall Meeting: Standardized Testing

  • 10 Aug 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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VDOE Regions 1, 3 & 8 Educational Interpreter Grant

in conjunction with VRID present

Town Hall Meeting: Standardized Testing

                Sabrina Smith, Ph.D. CI/CT, NIC: Master, Ed: K-12

Date:  August 10, 2020

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID (Pending)

Location:  Online using Zoom



Workshop Description This workshop is discussion based. Interpreters will join the Town Hall Meeting and discuss conflict resolutions related to standardized tests.  Interpreting standardize tests are challenging. There is always a concern that too much information will be given in the interpretation which could possibly cause an irregularity in the outcome of the test. This workshop will take a look at how much is too much. Interpreters will participate in discussions and share ideas and approaches to interpreting these tests. The workshop allows interpreters to discuss the challenges of interpreting in a safe environment where they will be able to work on actual tests and practice their interpretations.

 Sabrina Smith, PhD, has been involved in the interpreting field for over 20 years. She is Nationally certified through RID: CI and CT, as well as NIC Master and Ed:K-12. She works as an educational interpreter and has been interpreting in the school system for over 19 years in elementary, middle and high school settings. She also works as a video relay interpreter with Sorenson Communications where she has been employed over 13 years. She enjoys encouraging interpreters of all levels and mentoring people across the United States. She works as a freelance interpreter, and as a performing arts interpreter for theatre’s and concert venues in her area. She served as the Region II delegate for IEIS (Interpreters in Educational and Instructional Settings) from 2015-17. She has presented various workshops across the country, and also presented abroad in Peru helping to empower the Deaf community to seek interpreters for their children in mainstreamed schools as well as teaching interpreters how to improve their expressive skills. Feel free to contact her about mentoring, presenting, or just general questions about the field of interpreting at

Grant participants should contact Sandra Blue, for the training code.  VRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.6 CEUs at the Some Content Knowledge Level.  If you have questions or require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Sandra Blue.


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