ALTA offers customized assessments which measure candidates' translation ability, or the ability to render a written text from a source language into a target language.
How does it work?
Translation assessments are available as a hard copy. The test is sent to you along with proctoring instructions and can be administered according to your organization's timetable. The test contains a selection of passages that the candidate must translate into the target language. Once the tests are completed, they can be sent back to ALTA for scoring. The evaluator will be checking for how well the candidate comprehends and communicates the original message, maintains the meaning of the original message, and how well the candidate uses the mechanics of the target language, such as grammar, vocabulary and spelling. Results are provided according to our protocol.
How do I obtain the tests?
Once your organization is registered, you may schedule tests by telephone or email. The tests will be sent to your designated company contact the same day if we are notified between the hours of 0900 to 1800 ET (9:00 am to 6:00 pm) Monday through Friday except holidays.
What is the cost?
Please call or email us so we can better understand your needs and provide you with a quote.
When do I get the scores?
Score reports are sent to your designated company contact the next business day.
What do the scores mean?
Please refer to our scoring protocols.
What options are available?
ALTA can provide customized translation assessments designed to incorporate your organization's specific terminology or needs.