Localisation in International Large-scale Assessments of Competencies: Challenges and Solutions

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.