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Translation, test adaptation and linguistic quality assurance procedures in International Large Scale Assessments

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

Translation quality is crucial in International Large Scale Assessments (ILSAs) as meaning shifts, which are language-driven, and perception shifts, which are culture-driven, can affect the psychometric properties of test items and thus ...

US survey of 750 HR leaders indicates shift towards skills- and competency-based hiring

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

In a recent interview for "EdSurge" Sean Gallagher, Ed.D. (1) discusses the rapidly changing field of graduate education. The offer is booming and increasingly diversified, he says. Degrees now come in all shapes and ...

Working at the intersection of linguistics and artificial intelligence to advance machine translation performance

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

Chris Callison-Burch --associate professor in Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania -- has in past years developed novel cost- and time-saving methods to translate languages, including crowdsourcing and images. In this recent interview for ...

Children’s books in translation can foster better understanding of cultural differences

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

At a time when understanding different perspectives seems like our best hope for a kind and sane world, exposing the youngest members of our society to different viewpoints seems like the perfect place to start, says ...

In the era of fake news students need to learn to think like professional fact-checkers

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

"Just because you aced the SAT, don't think you can outsmart the shrewdest ruses on the web", warns Sam Wineburg, professor of Education and History at Stanford and founder of the Stanford History Education Group. ...

How do you measure Social and Emotional Learning?

by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

In a recent Helchinger report post, Jeremy Taylor and Laura Hamilton give educators/teachers/school principals precious tips on how to look for (and choose) assessments that measure Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). (1)

The "SEL Assessment ...

National Council on Measurement in Education conference in Toronto, Canada

cApStAn Linguistic Quality Control is thrilled to co-chair a coordinated session at the NCME (National Council on Measurement in Education) conference in Toronto this week. The symposium "Test Adaptation, Translation errors, and Linking across Languages in International Large Scale Assessments" (ILSAs) will be held on April 8th and is co-chaired ...

“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 ...

Promising research on machine translation for low-resource languages

by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

Slator has been monitoring research related to neural machine translation (NMT) for a number of years. They have recently said that research output has consistently increased since 2014 and more than doubled in 2018 compared to ...

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 ...