ASTM WK47209

    New Guide for Testing Interpreting Performance

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F43.04 | Committee F43 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1 PurposeThis guide describes best practices for the development and use of performance tests in language interpreting referencing the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) scale. This guide focuses on assessing language transfer, and on the skills and associated behaviors which individual interpreters demonstrate when interpreting successfully. 1.2 LimitationsThis guide is not intended to address the test development and use in the areas of: Translation, Audio Translation, Transcription, other job-specific language performance tests, or Diagnostic Assessments. 1.2.1 This guide is not intended to cover the activities of organizations who deliver interpretation services.


    Interpreter Testing


    No such standard exists so far. It will serve as a basic guide for government and private sector users.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Monique Roske

    Draft Under Development