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How Do We Assess Students in the Interpreting Examinations?

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Fred Wu


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The field of assessment in interpreter training is under-researched, though trainers and researchers have pointed out urgent issues to be addressed in this field. Among them, issues surrounding test validity and reliability are most in need of clarification. This study tackles this subject by exploring what examiners really pay attention to when assessing student interpreters, and verifies the concerns about judgement consistency in interpreting examinations. Based on the study findings, a conceptual model is proposed as a framework for further explorations into the relationships and interactions between the elements of interpreting assessment.

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Author(s): Wu S

Editor(s): Tsagari, D., Deemter, R.

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Assessment Issues in Language Translation and Interpreting

Year: 2013

Volume: 29

Pages: 15-33

Series Title: Language Testing and Evaluation

Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH

Place Published: Frankfurt am Main

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9783631636039