Court Reporter In Sacramento

I'm flying up to Sacramento this afternoon to spend a few days with the CRB - Court Reporters Board of California.  This is my second trip to help out with Exam Construction.  It's quite an honor to be able to help write the test that licenses people to work in this great profession.  I promise not to write too hard of questions… just the right level of difficulty. 

How Do We Decide What's An Appropriate Question?
The purpose of the test is not to be difficult (for difficulty's sake) or restrict qualified people from gaining their CSR licenses.  The purpose is to protect the public and pass people who have reasonable entry-level knowledge about the field.  In other words, when we write questions we are constantly mindful of the following guiding question:Is this an area of knowledge that an entry-level court reporter should know? We filter out potential questions that only a seasoned reporter would know.  We omit things that are isolated events or situations that are not the norm.  We ask affirmative questions rather than what something is not.  There are no True or False type questions.  (I know on my court reporting quizzes, I do use True and False type questions.  But that's just because I'm not trying to replicate the CSR Exam conditions or format.  Basically, I make the quiz questions the way I feel like making them.  So sorry!)

Last time I was at the Board I had a great time and got to meet lots of nice people.  Here's all about my first trip to the Court Reporters Board. I'm not sure if I'll have time to blog while I'm in Sacramento.  Maybe if I get a spare chance to from the hotel, I'll drop everyone a line.  No guarantees!!  Just like before, I will report back what I can.  Obviously, for Exam security reasons, there are some confidential things that I cannot write about.  Because then I would have to kill you.  :)

[As an aside, I'm trying to be good while I'm there and have actually packed my gym clothes to use the hotel's workout room.  Keep me accountable people! I'm trying to get back in shape for a busy 2008.  Rhyme unintentional. ]

While I'm up there, I will hopefully be able to check in on my Sacramento court reporting facilities. This one on Ninth Street is one of my favorites:
Sacramento CAUS Bank Plaza Center980 Ninth Street Sacramento,  California   95814(888) 566-0253Schedule a Court Reporter Sacramento  CA

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Todd Olivas

Todd Olivas is a court reporter and entrepreneur.
He founded TO&A in 2003.

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