ERIC Number: ED480045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Lost in Translation: Issues in Translating Tests for Non-English Speaking, Limited English Proficient, and Bilingual Students.
Goldsmith, Sharon M.
The need to conduct assessments in languages other than English is growing rapidly. In addition to the rising number of children who do not speak English as their language at home, the number of different languages spoken by children in public schools is also increasing rapidly. Shifting demographics strongly support the need to increase the number of assessments that are available in languages other than English. This chapter highlights several different reasons to provide test translations, including the increased emphasis on assessment, particularly large-scale, high-stakes assessments, in public schools. Also discussed are problems in test translation and alternatives to test translation. (Contains 20 references.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Measuring Up: Assessment Issues for Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators; see CG 032 608.