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Translatability Assessment: How to Identify (and Resolve many) Translation Issues before They Occur

Translatability Assessment: How to Identify (and Resolve many) Translation Issues before They Occur Speakers: CEO Steve Dept and Localization Specialist Marielle Lerner Recorded Live on Sept. 30, 2020 | Duration: 45 min. A translatability assessment (TA) is a tried and tested method to optimize the master version of your assessment ...

IEA involves top researchers and time-served field practitioners in new open access publication on ILSAs

The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) has to be credited with pioneering international large-scale assessments (ILSAs) and with setting the bar very high in terms of methodology. The IEA also shares data and information with education stakeholders, policy-makers, researchers and field practitioners. In this spirit, the ...

September 30 marks International Translation Day, a time to reflect on changes in the industry in 2020

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village "Finding the words for a world in crisis" was the theme for the 2020 International Translation Day poster design contest set up by FIT, the International Federation of Translators. The beautiful winning design, by Russian artist and translator Liza Gunenko, ...

A Translatability Workshop for Test Authors

Published in: Education

by Steve Dept, cApStAn CEO Experienced psychometricians and test authors who writes good questions can be monolingual. It doesn't prevent them from doing a sterling job. As a matter of fact, Anglo-Saxon items writing practices have dominated the assessment universe for about half a century now, and psychologists who master ...

In the era of internet language punctuation is morphing into new shapes, acquiring new tasks, and new meanings

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village The age of online communication has brought about a radical reinvention of punctuation, in ways that transgress the boundaries of what is commonly defined as "good grammar". This has sparked concerns about the future of formal language and become a ...

The Importance of Professional Translation in the Educational Testing Arena: Dr Satish Y. Deodhar | IIM-A

By Dr Satish Y. Deodhar, Professor, Economics - Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad Advanced technology permitting, entire world’s supply of food can be grown in a flower pot.  The purport of this imagination is slowly coming true.  With globalization, distances - physical, cultural, social, and technological are getting narrowed down ...