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Classroom Interpreting

The Boys Town National Research Hospital Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) Center extends a warm welcome to sign language interpreters whose passion is to provide excellent services in educational settings for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. 

Our Assessments

Our Assessments

EIPA offers two comprehensive tests to assess the skills and knowledge of educational interpreters. EIPA also has developed a screening tool for school systems to obtain general feedback about an interpreter's skill during the hiring process.


The Pre-Hire screening is a tool that can be used to help administrators make decisions regarding the hiring of school-based sign language interpreters.

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The EIPA Written Test evaluates the interpreter’s understanding of information that is critical to performing with students in an education setting.

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The EIPA Performance Test evaluates the ability to expressively interpret classroom content and discourse and the ability to receptively interpret student sign language.

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EIPA provides resources for interpreters preparing to take the EIPA exam, as well as reference materials to support educational interpreters throughout their career. Find materials under the Resources tab.

Educational Interpreter Guide SheetsGlossary of EIPA TerminologyEIPA Written Test and Content Standards