2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-13-115.2. Definitions.

As used in the Oklahoma Educational Interpreter for the Deaf Act:

1. “Communication mode or language” means one or more of the following systems or methods of communication applicable to deaf and hard-of-hearing students:

a.American Sign Language,

b.English-based sign systems, or

c.oral, aural, or other speech-based communication;

2. “Educational Interpreter” means a person who possesses a combination of interpreting skills for expressing and receiving information in a variety of signed and oral languages and modes;

3. The Oklahoma “Quality Assurance Screening Test (QAST)” means a tool used for the comprehensive evaluation of interpreters;

4. “Interpreter Training Program” means a training program in an accredited college or university for preparing interpreters for the deaf;

5. “Work Experience” means a minimum of three (3) years of full-time-equivalent work in the field of deaf education; and

6. “Comparable Level of Proficiency” means a comparable level of proficiency on any other national- or state-recognized educational interpreter assessment as determined and recognized by the State Department of Education.

Added by Laws 2002, c. 220, § 3, eff. July 1, 2002.

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