CES Taskforce Members Announced

AVLIC Announces CES Taskforce Members

ASL video link to CES task force announcement: http://youtu.be/NjPaiEYCOPw




ASL version of this announcement.


At the 2014 AVLIC AGM motion WP14G-27 was passed which called to strike a Candian Evaluation System (CES) Taskforce (see motion below). In early September 2014 a call for nominations for the taskforce was circulated and AVLIC would like to thank those members who nominated people. From those nominated four members have been selected:

  • Marty Taylor
  • Linda Cundy
  • Denise Sedran
  • Barb Mykle-Hotzon 

The four people are hard at work planning a date for a meeting. As soon as results from the work of the taskforce are ready, a further announcement will be sent to members and posted on the AVLIC website.


MOTION WP14G-27:              I move that AVLIC strike a Canadian Evaluations System Taskforce to define the scope of the work to enable AVLIC to move forward with Goal 1 of the 2010-2015 strategic plan and provide initial recommendations for the 2015 AGM. The cost of the taskforce is not to exceed $5,000.00 (budget to include any potential external consultation, interpreting costs, travel and travel-related expenses).

Ginnie Black (Kerry Grandfield)                                              CARRIED

RATIONALE:  In response of the feedback received from the special interest group held on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, it has become apparent that the scope of the work is beyond the capacity of the Request for Proposal No. 10006 – Canadian Evaluations System Review.

The taskforce will consist of 3-5 individuals with knowledge of project management, education, assessment and learning outcomes, and knowledge of the Canada Evaluation System.

Strategic Plan – Goal 1

Increase the Number of Interpreters Achieving the Certificate of Interpretation (COI):

Strategies to Achieve Goal 1:

  1. Increase the number of members completing Phase Two Preparation workshops
  2. Increase the number of members choosing to take the Test of Interpretation (TOI)
  3. Conduct a prescriptive review of the CES process to clarify standards and ensure fairness in assessment
  4. Provide additional pathways for skill development leading to successful achievement of the COI
  5. Provide additional methods to recognize demonstrated interpreting skills and knowledge