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ATP Innovations in Testing Conference 2018 in San Antonio

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by Debasmita Gosh - enterprise growth @ cApStAn//Marielle Lerner - linguist and senior project manager @cApStAn

The cApStAn team attended ATP’s annual conference on Innovations in Testing in the hill country outside historic San Antonio, Texas. The team was welcomed to what would be a high-energy, ...

Revitalising multiple choice questions for the digital age

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by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

Multiple choice questions (MQCs) have been the traditional way of testing for generations, and have not changed substantially since they were first introduced, over a century ago, by Frederick Kelly*. His "Kansas Silent Reading Test" was ...

“Personalised” or standardized testing?

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by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

While cApStAn has collected empirical data on cross-language comparability of standardized test items, and recognises the value of standardized testing, we acknowledge that the approach described in this article is fascinating.

According to the author there ...

Emojis, a “developing language”?

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by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

Emojis are becoming increasingly popular worldwide and it is estimated that 92% of the online population is using them. Recent statistics from Facebook about the Messenger platform alone put the daily number of emojis sent as ...

Taking stock of 2017, setting the bar for 2018

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by Steve Dept – cApStAn partner

The year 2016 has been quite exceptional for cApStAn, but this was partly due to the fact that the bulk of the work on one of our flagship projects, linguistic quality control in the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment ...

‘At the Vanguard of Literary Change’

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by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

Translators play a key role in making world literature accessible to all but are not always given the recognition they deserve. Many publishers, for example, do not give credit to them on the covers of books. ...