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Test Adaptation: A Psychometric Perspective (Guest Post)

Test Adaptation: A Psychometric Perspective (Guest Post)

Comms has been asking industry thought leaders to provide guest contributions for our blog. In her first post for Comms Multilingual, Dr. Joy Matthews-López, Senior Psychometrician at the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) writes about test adaptation and equivalence of translated and adapted versions to the original.
Should you translate your tests, assessments and certifications?

Should you translate your tests, assessments and certifications?

In our previous post, we looked at the translation, localisation and adaptation process and the fact that it is very important to get all three steps right in order to ensure that your assessment will work in another country and for another culture. How are testing organisations actually coping with different sensibilities and cultures in addition to translation?