Test Adaptation in a Shrinking World

Event Type: Lecture

Event Theme: Evidence-based Practice

Speaker: Prof. Kurt F. Geisinger (Director of Buros Center for Testing & W.C. Meierhenry Distinguished Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)


Date: 4 October 2018 (Thursday)

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Venue: RLB502, Research Complex, HKSYU

Language: English



1) Refreshment will be provided. 
2) Free Admission.
3) Registration is not compulsory but recommended for seat-reservation and news update.


This lecture will describe the manner in which standardized tests and assessments can be “converted” from on language and culture to another.  That adaptation is the term of art used instead of translation will be explained.  It will describe the history of this process and how both language and culture must be considered in the adaptation process.  Example items and higher education assessments will be provided.  Grounds for deciding how to determine if a test should be adapted or not will be explicated.


About the Presenter

Prof. Kurt F. Geisinger is the director of the Buros Center for Testing and Meierhenry Distinguished University Professor at the University of Nebraska. Previously, he served as psychology professor at Fordham University, Dean of Arts and Sciences at the State University of New York at Oswego, and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Le Moyne College and the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX.

Contact Information

Should you have any enquiries, Please feel free to contact: cebp@hksyu.edu