Classroom Interpreting

Classroom Interpreters - Interpreters and Children - Evaluating an Interpreted Education

Focus on Learning

Simply placing an interpreter in a classroom with a student who is deaf or hard of hearing may not provide adequate accommodation. Schools are required by federal law to ensure Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) which means that a student basically should make a year’s progress in a year’s worth of schooling. When evaluating an interpreted placement, the most important question to ask is whether the student’s learning is approximately comparable to that of his/her hearing peers. Considerations also should include: