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“Translation is Not Enough: Preparing Your Exam for a Global Environment”

There is a growing interest and awareness of the need for a robust translation/adaptation design when administering tests in multiple languages and that this was reflected in the recent ATP Innovations in Testing 2019 conference program. cApStAn LQC is proud to be gold sponsor of this exceptional forum and we ...

How do you say cell phone in Lakota?

by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village   Developing neologisms is how languages survive, according to research by Ryan Denzer-King at the University of Montana, quoted in this article from "The Outline". "If people are going to continue to use a language, they must be able to ...

1st National Project Managers meeting for OECD PISA’s 8th cycle

by Steve Dept - cApStAn partner   The cApStAn Linguistic Quality Control team was in Vienna recently for the first National Project Managers' meeting of the 8th cycle of PISA (the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment). There were 88 confirmed participating countries/economies and 140 locales (language/region combinations) represented, and ...

Translation and verification for international studies – IEA meeting

A cApStAn delegation consisting of Emel İnce (lead project manager for TIMSS 2019), Shinoh Lee (Operations Director) and our CEO Steve Dept received a warm welcome at IEA (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement) last Thursday the 28th of February. An incredibly constructive meeting with IEA Amsterdam director, Andrea Netten P.h.D. and project team ...

Planning to go international with your tests and assessments? Don’t miss our session at ATP 2019

Multilingual assessements will be a hot topic at ATP Innovations in Testing 2019 (March 15-20, Orlando, US) as there is a growing awareness of the need of a robust translation/adaptation design when administering tests in multiple languages. Advances in test adaptation and state-of-the-art translation technology have changed the paradigm. cApStAn ...