WEBLIVE19: An Introduction to Test Translation, Localization, and Adaptation

Live Webinar

Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET


In this session, we will discuss 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 will be addressed, and examples and practical solutions will be provided. Specific steps that can be taken before, during, and after the initial development will be outlined and caveats for special situations and circumstances will be included. Information will be framed within an accreditation context.

Learning Objectives

After attending this live webinar, you will:

  •  learn what the common issues and challenges are 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.

Format: Live Webinar
Audience: All levels of credentialing professionals
Duration: Approximately 1 hour, including time for Q&A


Member price: $90
Non-member price: $135

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Joy Matthews-López, PhD, President, JML Measurement and Testing Services

Joy is the President and founder of JML Measurement Services where she works with clients based in the certificate/certification/accreditation sectors. She received a Master of Science in applied mathematics and statistics from NC State University before completing her Ph.D. in Educational Research and Evaluation at Ohio University in 2003. Prior to founding JML Measurement Services, Joy served as research fellow at the Ball Foundation, measurement psychometrician at the Educational Testing Service, Director of Research for the Centers of Osteopathic Research and Education at Ohio University, psychometrician and psychometric supervisor at Prometric, senior psychometrician at the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, and has provided psychometric services to other organizations. Joy’s primary practice setting is in licensure and certification and her areas of expertise include test adaptation/localization, exam security, and standard setting.

Joy is a member of the International Test Commission and is a frequent presenter at the ICE Exchange. Joy currently serves as an NCCA Psychometric Commissioner and is a collaborating author of the soon to be released 3rd edition of Certification: The ICE Handbook.


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