The Cued Language Transliterator State Level Assessment (CLTSLA) was first
implemented in 1991. The CLTSLA is a transliterator assessment tool designed
to provide states with an efficient and inexpensive means for assessing the
quality of cued language transliteration service providers, in keeping with
national standards. The CLTSLA consists of two (2) parts: a written assessment
and a performance assessment.
The Written Assessment is a 50 question, multiple
through which a individual's knowledge of information fundamental to the
role and responsibilities of a cued language transliterator can be measured
Included are questions pertaining to the Code
of Conduct, the Code of Ethics of the Registry of Interpreters for the
Deaf, Inc., various populations of deaf people, research related to cuing,
and interpreting/transliterating terminology.
The CLTSLA Performance Assessment is designed to serve as a medium through
which the quality of an individual's cued language transliterating skills
can be measured and documented. Five (5) expressive tasks are presented:
two-part dialogue/performance, first-grade story with AES, freelance lecture,
freelance paraphrasing, and foreign language in an educational setting. Two
(2) receptive tasks are presented for voicing.
The CLTSLA Package is available to state agencies who are responsible for
the evaluation of interpreters and transliterators in keeping with state
mandates. The CLTSLA Package consists of one (1) written assessment, one
(1) warm-up performance videotape, and one (1) performance videotape. A second
version of the performance assessment can be purchased with the package.
Scoring and Rating
Scoring of the CLTSLA Performance Test is performed by a panel of three (3)
trained raters. Each panel consists of at least one (1) deaf and one (1)
hearing rater. Raters compare performance standard for cued language transliteration
with the actual performance modeled by the testee. The Written Test is scored
by the relevant state agency. Pass/Fail or levels are state-determined and
awarded under their authority.
The CLTSLA is administered by state agencies. The state sends performance
assessment videotapes to the TECUnit for rating. The TECUnit provides a diagnostic
report consisting of a basic analysis of expressive cueing proficiency and
transliteration skills. The testee receives results from the state agency.
The examination result format is determined by the relevant state agency
and, thus, might vary from state to state.
Please contact the TECUnit for more information on the CLTSLA for your state.