CASLI Performance Exam Rater Application
You need to submit supporting documentation with this application in order for your application as a performacne exam rater to be considered:
Please divulge any information that may be potential, perceived, or actual conflicts of interest. Answer each question as actually, completely and truthfully as possible.
Rater Qualifications, Training and Service: I verify that I am fluent in ASL and that I meet the criteria for this position. I understand that if the Center for the Assessment of Sign Language Interpretation, LLC (CASLI) approves me to received performance exam rater training, this does not guarantee that I will be chosen as a rater and that CASLI reserves the right to withdraw an invitation prior to the scheduled rater training session or to discontinue service from an approved rater at any time.
I agree that, if I am approved as a rater for CASLI performance exams, I will personally and timely evaluate the candidate vignettes provided to me by CASLI and will do so consistent with CASLI’s scoring standards and procedures. I acknowledge that my services as an approved rater will be evaluated on an ongoing basis and I will be notified if my reliability as a rater falls below an acceptable margin. If this were to happen, my services may be discontinued or I may be required to re-train before I could continue rating. If approved as a rater, it is understood that I will provide rating services as an independent contractor, using my own facilities and equipment; that CASLI will not be withholding any taxes from its payments to me for such services; and that I am responsible for the payment of any taxes associated therewith.***
Conflicts of Interest: I understand that I am precluded from developing, conducting or participating in any other non-RID interpreter certification processes. I have full confidence that none of my current roles or relationships would negatively impact the exam evaluation process, and if my roles or relationships change, I will notify the CASLI Testing Director immediately. I agree to decline to evaluate any vignette which poses a conflict of interest, such as personal familiarity with the exam candidate, etc.
Confidentiality and Exam Security: I hereby acknowledge that, in connection with any training and/or provision of rating services to CASLI, I will be privy to and become aware of information regarding the procedures and methods used by CASLI in the evaluation of interpreters and may be privy to and become aware of information regarding the procedures and methods used by CASLI in the accreditation, education, instruction, monitoring, guidance and organization of interpreters throughout the country.
I acknowledge that such information learned by me is owned as a proprietary right by CASLI and is of a confidential and sensitive nature, and therefore shall not be used by me or anyone through me, either during my connection with CASLI, RID or subsequent thereto, unless authorized in writing by CASLI. I acknowledge that CASLI may pursue legal action for an improper use of such information by me or by others through me, and that CASLI in any such action may use this Agreement, and may seek all available remedies, including, without limitation, injunctive relief, damages, and attorney’s fees and costs.
I further understand that being an CASLI performance exam rater is an extremely confidential matter and I agree that I will not, in any way, disclose or advertise my status as a rater to anyone except those significant persons in my life who, by their proximity, are or will become aware of my status as a rater. I will assure that such persons maintain the confidentiality of my status as a rater.
I acknowledge that I have been fully informed about the need for complete security and confidentiality in the handling of all examination questions and all materials related to the examination and the rating process, including, without limitation, all candidate information, rating criteria, notes, draft ratings, and the rater training resources or instructions. I will not allow any person other than authorized CASLI staff members to have access to, look at, listen to, or be informed about any examination-related materials or information. I affirm that I have never aided in or committed a violation of confidentiality or intellectual property rights in connection with any examination. I further agree that I will not cause or allow any breach in examination security in the future and will report any breach that I witness or come to know about to CASLI. I agree to securely destroy all notes used for rating, except for information specifically needed for payment reconciliation.
I understand and agree that information pertaining to the examination that is not publicly available cannot be used by me or others through me at any time to assist individuals preparing for and CASLI Generalist Performance Exams or the NIC Interview and Performance Examination, or any exams developed and administered by CASLI, LLC. This includes, but is not limited to, the sharing of such information during private instruction, workshops, training programs and/or the development, modification, or enhancement of training programs, courses, or workshops based on this information. This does not preclude me from teaching general knowledge or technical information related to the profession. I agree that I will not allow my participation in the rating process to be used to promote non-approved training programs, courses or workshops.
Testing Deferment: I understand that as a rater, I cannot take any exam which I have rated for CASLI, LLC. As certified interpreter, I am ineligible as per CASLI policy, to take any generalist exam. If CASLI were to develop any specialist exam, I will be precluded from taking that exam if I am a rater for that exam.
Professional Conduct: I promise compliance, as applicable, with the RID Code of Professional Conduct as well as the non-discrimination policy in the performance of rating services. (CASLI shall not discriminate in matters of certification testing or membership based upon the basis of gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, or marital status as defined and prohibited by law.) I agree to provide professional rating services faithfully and objectively consistent with the CASLI standards and procedures and to refrain from rating exams while under the effect of mind-altering substances. I also commit to maintaining a co-operative working relationship with CASLI agents and staff.
Termination without Cause: I understand that CASLI reserves the right to terminate my contract at any time without cause.
By my signature below, I attest that the information provided on and with this application is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge. I further attest that, if the accuracy of any of my responses to this application changes during the pendency of this application, my training as a Rater, and/or my provision of services as an approved Rater, I will promptly so notify CASLI.