Cultural Linguistic Webinar Series

Cultural and Linguistic Considerations When Developing, Adapting, and Validating Measures


Professional standards and guidelines encourage the consideration and inclusion of individuals from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds in all aspects of testing.  However, meeting this goal presents many unique challenges. When these recommendations are unaddressed or do not incorporate methodologies promulgated in the literature, erroneous interpretation and uses can occur. To encourage the practice of standards-aligned methodologies and processes, this series will highlight the expertise of an interdisciplinary group of scholar-practitioners engaged in this work.  These presenters will share empirically based recommendations; best practice examples; and case studies that will assist in the development, adaptation, and validation of measures used with individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse groups. 


Test Developers, Measurement Professionals, Researchers and Consultants

Presenters & Topics

Archived recordings of webinar presentations are available for purchase on Buros video library. Click on each presenter's name below for abstract, learning objectives, and presenter bio.

Samuel O. Ortiz class=

Samuel O. Ortiz, Ph.D.

St. John's University

The Culture-Language Interpretive Matrix and English Learners: An Evidence-Based Application of Research into Practice

Video Library Presentation

Guillermo Solano-Flores class=

Solano-Flores, Ph.D.

Stanford University

Developing Methodologies for the Fair Testing of Linguistically Diverse Populations: Problems and Solutions 

Video Library Presentation

Joseph A. Rios

Joseph A. Rios, Ph.D.

University of Minnesota

Translating/Adapting Tests to Increase Fairness for Linguistic Minority Examinees: Best Practice Recommendations for Test Development and Validity Efforts

Video Library Presentation

Rebecca Weiss

Rebecca Weiss, Ph.D.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Using Interpreters in Psychological Assessments

Video Library Presentation

James Allen

James Allen, Ph.D.

University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus

Development of Culturally Grounded Measures: Case Studies from an Indigenous Youth Suicide Prevention Effort

Video Library Presentation