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WEB19 An Introduction to Test Translation, Localization, and Adaptation

About the Webinar
Hear issues and challenges that are typically encountered when moving from a mono-linguistic exam to a poly-linguistic model. Issues related to test development, score equivalence, and psychometric considerations are addressed, and examples and practical solutions will be provided. Specific steps that can be taken before, during, and after the initial development are outlined and caveats for special situations and circumstances are shared. Information is framed within an accreditation context.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn common issues and challenges when moving from a single (source)-language assessment instrument to additional (target) languages (and/or cultures).
  • Become aware of mistakes commonly made during test development.
  • Understand the critical role of culture in the trans-adaptation process.
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