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PISA launch event in Uzbekistan | Translation of PISA Assessments – the Gold Standard within reach of National Centers

The State Inspectorate for Supervision of Quality in Education (SISQE), Uzbekistan in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Education, National Center for International Studies on the Assessments of Quality in Education, OECD, UNICEF, World Bank, UNESCO are organizing a in-person/virtual hybrid conference on 11-12 April, 2022 to launch and commemorate ...

Ukrainian and Russian have common Slavic roots but are about as different as Dutch is from German (or even English)

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village Russian and Ukrainian are part of the Slavonic (or Slavic) language family. This group of related languages in central and eastern Europe also includes Polish, Czech and Bulgarian. A thousand years ago, the language spoken across Russian and Ukrainian territories ...

The Academy Awards have long been criticized for lack of representation but the 2022 edition was a celebration of diversity

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village The Academy Awards have historically had a poor track record in terms of diversity and inclusion but this year’s edition was a celebration of diversity across sex, gender, ethnicity, disability and culture. The "Best film" Oscar was won by "Coda", ...

cApStAn listed again in the Slator LSP Index

by Andrea Ferrari, Co-Founder at cApStAn cApStAn has again made it on the Slator 2022 Language Service Provider Index (LSPI). We are listed in the “Boutiques” category (LSPs with revenues between $1m and $8m). The Slator LSP Index is an index of the world’s largest translation, localization, interpreting, and language ...

On-Demand Webinar | Translatability Assessment: how to identify (and resolve many) translation issues before they occur

A translatability assessment (TA) is a tried and tested method to optimize the master version of your assessment or survey questionnaire before the actual translation and adaptation process begins. In many multilingual tests or surveys—not only PISA or PIAAC or Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project—the TA has become an important design ...

Great to be present on site at the ATP Innovations in Testing conference, the world’s leading event in the testing industry

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village Steve Dept, cApStAn Founding Partner, and Musab Hayatli, Managing Director of the Philadelphia office, were thrilled to be in Orlando at this year’s ATP Innovations in Testing conference, the world’s leading event in the testing industry. The event had over ...

Physicians, patient advocates and volunteers launch an online campaign for more “medical” emoji to approved by UNICODE

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village A coalition of physicians, scientific societies, patient advocates and volunteers in the US has recently launched an online campaign for more "medical" emoji to be approved by UNICODE. Its members make the case that a more comprehensive set of medical ...

On-Demand Webinar | Pitfalls to Avoid while Translating Psychometric Assessments

Psychometric assessments have become a crucial component of the recruitment and development process at scale. To hire the right candidate, one needs to ensure that the tests are fair, valid, reliable and defensible in all the languages that are available to the test takers. Different types of assessments present different ...