By Dina Tsagari, Roelof van Deemter
The necessity for trustworthy and legitimate tests of translator and interpreter talents has been extensively stated inside and out those professions and the (language) checking out group. regardless of this contract, the particular tests which function gatekeepers for pro translators and interpreters don't consistently stay as much as the expectancies. the point of interest of the quantity is at the evaluation of translator and interpreter abilities resulting in authorization, accreditation, registration and certification in several international locations of the realm. except the outline of the various review structures, the chapters make clear the difficult social, political and fiscal matters influencing the alternatives that bring about a selected form of evaluate.
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In the descriptive analysis, primary focus is placed on the admission test, with a brief description of the achievement test serving as backdrop. Through a descriptive analysis of the task design, the test administration and its rating system, the aim is to establish what factors may enhance or reduce the test’s reliability under the existing circumstances? First, let us turn to a brief description of the rationale behind the test design. 2. The testing of bilingual skills Any professional relies on a multiplicity of skills in carrying out the specific task assigned to his or her profession.
Due to the complexity of the skills involved in interpreting, as well as the complex nature of the phenomenon that makes up the interpreter’s basic tool – language, any test that sets out to assess interpreting skills will be faced with validity and reliability issues. In general, a performance test like the one described here fares well on the validity continuum in that it mimics a real life activity. However, such test designs release multiple challenges on the reliability continuum. The aim of this chapter has been to identify some of these challenges, and suggest measures to meet with them within the current framework.
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Assessment Issues in Language Translation and Interpreting by Dina Tsagari, Roelof van Deemter