Testing and assessment in Translation and Interpreting Studies

Claudia Angelelli
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A test (or exam) can be used to measure a test taker's knowledge, skill or aptitude on translation (T) or interpreting (I). Assessment (e.g. of a person, course, or educational institution) is the process of documenting knowledge, skills, aptitude, and beliefs in a measurable way. Evaluation refers to the systematic determination of merit, worth and significance of someone or something against a set of standards. In Translation and Interpreting Studies, frequently the term “evaluation” has been used as a misnomer for testing.

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