In What Field
21st Century Skills
cApStAn's role in 21st century skills
New assessment tools are being developed to measure 21st century skills, 4C Skills, soft skills, or character qualities. These tools can be immersive, interactive and adaptive. The 20th century testing paradigm cannot accommodate the breadth and depth that is required of measurement today.
cApStAn is involved in translating and adapting such assessments, and in analysing translations of pilot instruments for innovative domains in both international large-scale assessments (ILSAs) and smaller social and emotional (SEL) skills assessments. Our experience positions us as the ideal partner for you.
Our Work in 21st Century Skills
Scenario-based Tests with Virtual Agents
Complex assessment components such as simulated interactions through an online chat require a careful, informed translation process. The functioning of each part of a test scenario is essential to evaluate the skill at hand.
Longitudinal Studies of Social and Emotional Skills
A test that is going to be taken by the same respondents at different times requires materials that are suitable for different age cohorts. In addition, linguists must understand the underlying constructs being tested and document the adaptations they suggest.
Assessments of Creative Thinking
When respondents are asked to use design tools (shape, line, select, stamps…) to illustrate their original ideas or improve existing designs, the possibilities of an open-ended response are expanded considerably. These tasks come with elaborate coding guides for which an accurate translation is crucial.