Customized Test Development

NCI has set the standard for high-stakes interpreter testing since 1985. Our experience with the development of the Federal Court Interpreter Certification Exam, along with the development of specialized performance tests in many languages across many domains, demonstrates our position as the leader in interpreter test development.

Please see our capability statement for examples of past projects.

Below is a sample of attributes we can build around for you or your organization:

Level of Testing 

  • Beginning
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Desired Testing Format

  • Performance Testing (requires subject matter experts to score—evaluator training available)
  • Written Test – Multiple Choice
  • Written Test – Open-ended
  • Online Test – Multiple Choice
  • Online Test – Open-ended

Language(s) of Testing

  • Spanish/English
  • Other Language Pair
  • Single Language

Area(s) of Focus

  • Court/Legal
  • Medical
  • Education
  • Community
  • Immigration
  • Introductory/General
  • Interpreting (if you wish to focus on specific modes, specify below)
  • Interpreting – Consecutive
  • Interpreting – Simultaneous
  • Interpreting – Sight Translation
  • Translating
  • Specialized Language Proficiency and Acquisition
  • Ethics/Protocol/Culture

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