Capstan: Linguistic Quality Control

History

1998

Andrea Ferrari and Steve Dept seek advice from survey methodologists and psychometricians to develop a linguistic quality control framework for PISA.

2000

cApStAn comes into being.

2002

Over 60 international verifiers have a framework contract with cApStAn.

2005

A set of verifier intervention categories is created.

2007

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Acquisition of BranTra, an existing technical translation agency.

2010

cApStAn becomes a member of the PIAAC Consortium.

2011

Design of a Translatability Assessment.

2012

cApStAn has become the port of call for a host of major comparative surveys, international attitudinal surveys, psychological screening tests, multilingual polls and social surveys. The network of contributing experts reaches the 200 mark.

2014

Creation of a US branch in Philadelphia: cApStAn Linguistic Quality Control, Inc.

2017

Acquisition of KLS International, a translation agency.