Back to overview

Guidelines for sign language test development, evaluation, and use

Type of publication Not peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Other publication (non peer-review)
Publication date 2016
Author Haug Tobias, Mann Wolfgang, Boers-Visker Eveline, Contreras Jessica, Enns Charlotte, Herman Ros, Rowley Kathrine,
Project Methodological challenges and technical innovations in signed language assessment
Show all

Other publication (non peer-review)

Book Guidelines for sign language test development, evaluation, and use
Publisher N/A, N/A

Open Access


Background of the guidelines The following guidelines are the result of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) funded International Exploratory Workshop Methodological Challenges and Technical Innovations in Signed Language Assessment in Zurich, September 2015. These guidelines were generated from discussions between all workshop participants and compiled by the authors. Additional information is based on following, existing publications: - Assessment Guidelines for Sign Language Interpreting Programmes - Different guidelines of the International Test Commission - Sign Language Linguistics Society’s (SLLS) Ethics Statement for Sign Language Research The workshop participants emphasized the importance to have these guidelines translated into International Sign. Due to budget constraints, it was not possible to provide such a translation, but this remains something we aim for in the future.