There are several factors testers take into consideration while assessing an interpretation performance test.

 

The following factors are some of the key elements impacting an examinee's scores.

  

 

  • Accuracy: Scores may be affected if you provide an inaccurate rendition of the source message into the target language. Accuracy doesn't mean word-for-word interpretation; it means to fully grasp the source message and convey its meaning in the target language as accurately as possible

  • Completeness: Scores may be affected if your interpretation is incomplete while rendering the message from the source language into the target language — partial meaning of the message may impact your scores.

  • Fluency: Scores may be affected if you stumble or take too long to construct a message in the target language while interpreting.

  • Omissions: Scores may be affected if you omit key words from the source language message that may alter the original meaning. For example: the main subject matter, specific dates, names of places or people, etc

  • Grammar: Scores may be affected by using incorrect grammar in the rendition from the source language into the target language if it significantly changes the meaning.

  • Embellishment: Scores may also be affected if you make up the meaning of the original sentence and not convey the original message.