Localisation in International Large-scale Assessments of Competencies: Challenges and Solutions
Upsing, B., Gissler, G., Goldhammer, F., Rölke, H. and Ferrari, A. (2011).
In Localisation Focus, The International Journal of Localisation, Vol. 10 Issue 1, 44-47, Localisation Research Centre, Limerick, Ireland.
Using the PIAAC Study (Programme for the Assessment of Adult Competencies) as an example, this paper describes all stages of the localisation process for an international large-scale assessment.
The process ranges from the development of source items to translation, adaptation of layout issues and meta-data adaptations. The paper concludes with a discussion of lessons learned and open questions.
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