Limitations of Levels

STATE OF OKLAHOMA
STATE (QAST) EVALUATION INFORMATION
Limitations of Levels

 

LEVEL V

Level V is an accomplished level for the interpreter who is able to interpret/transliterate a minimum of ninety percent of the advanced performance screening.   Can function expressively and receptively as an interpreter/transliterator in a majority of situations.

            Use of Professional judgment 

            SHOULD NOT BE UTILIZED IN THE FOLLOWING:

In any legal cases – Oklahoma Law states must be either National CT & CI, CSC, NAD 5, or SC:L certified

 

LEVEL IV

Level IV is a qualified level for the interpreter who is able to interpret/transliterate a minimum of eighty percent of the advanced performance screening.  Can function well expressively and receptively in most technical situations.

            Can function well as an interpreter/transliterator

            SHOULD NOT BE UTILIZED IN THE FOLLOWING:

            In any legal cases – must be either National CT & CI, CSC, NAD 5, or SC:L

            Extensive mental health therapy

 

LEVEL III

Level III is an advanced beginner’s level for the interpreter who is able to interpret or transliterate a minimum of eighty-five percent of the performance screening.  Most group sessions are easily handled if there is a minimum of voicing required.  Most one-on-one situations are easily handled.

            Most one-on-one situations

            Most group sessions

            Most workshops with limited voicing

            Public School Setting 

            Stronger ASL and PSE than Level I and II

            SHOULD NOT BE UTILIZED IN THE FOLLOWING:

            Legal

            Mental Health

            Serious Medical

            Critical situation of any nature

 

LEVEL II

Level II is an intermediate beginner’s level for the interpreter who is able to interpret or transliterate seventy percent of the performance screening.  The interpreter will be able to interpret for deaf individuals in job applications, orientation sessions and basic tutoring sessions, and simple non-technical medical examinations.  These interpreting situations may or may not permit the interpreter to stop the consumer(s) for clarification.

One-on-One situations where communication can be interrupted occasionally for clarification

            Limited voicing

            Limited platform

Limited group session/workshop where communication can be interrupted easily for clarification

            SHOULD NOT BE USED IN THE FOLLOWING:

            Legal

            Mental Health

            Public School Setting (According to Oklahoma Educational Interpreter for the Deaf Act l

            Platform

            Serious Medical

            Critical situation of any nature

 

LEVEL I

Level I is a beginner’s entry level for the interpreter who is able to expressively and receptively interpret or transliterate fifty percent of the performance screening.  It is basically for one-on-one situations on a non-technical basis in which the interpreter has an opportunity to stop for clarification and feedback from the deaf consumer.

One-on-One situations where communication can be interrupted easily for clarification

            Limited voicing

            Limited ASL (interpreting), stronger PSE (transliterating)

            SHOULD NOT BE USED IN THE FOLLOWING:

            Legal

            Mental Health

             Public School Setting (According to Oklahoma Educational Interpreter for the Deaf Act

            Platform

            Serious Medical

            Critical situation of any nature