14th Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics (SEA-PLM)
2024-02-22
by Anubhav Nathani

14th Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics (SEA-PLM) Regional Steering Committee Meeting

The field trial of the current cycle of the comparative survey of core skills at 5th grade level of Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics 2024 (SEA-PLM), was completed in 2023. Our elite project manager Grace DeLee coordinated the translation and linguistic quality control activities for the seven participating countries: Lao PDR, Viet Nam, Philippines, Myanmar, …

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ATP Innovations in Testing Conference 2024
2024-02-07
by Anubhav Nathani

cApStAn at ATP Innovations in Testing Conference, Anaheim, USA

The testing industry is a complex ecosystem that undergoes profound mutations. To monitor these advances, to collectively voice concerns, to advocate the industry’s position, and to issue advice and guidelines, the Association of Test Publishers (ATP), founded in 1992, brings together pioneers, key stakeholders, thought leaders, researchers, test sponsors, certification bodies, advisors and vendors. While …

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2024-01-05
by Pisana Ferrari

“cApStAn at a scale”, Jan Denys, CEO, and Steve Dept, Founding Partner

No comparative surveys without comparable data Twenty-four years ago, cApStAn started developing, testing, fine-tuning and implementing methods to ensure comparability between different language versions of tests and questionnaires. That was our core activity and it still is. Tests and questionnaires are measurement instruments. They measure knowledge, skills, attitudes, trends, or opinions. They link data points …

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2023-12-19
by Pisana Ferrari

The PISA 2022 results are out! cApStAn is proud to have been a part of this important scientific endeavour

December 5 2023 marked the official launch of the PISA 2022 results. PISA is world’s most significant international large-scale education assessment. These results inform education policies and stakeholders across the globe. They allow benchmarking of education systems and enable participants to look at effective teaching practices. They also help identify investments in education that yield …

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2023-12-18
by Pisana Ferrari

“Navigating the Seas of Linguistic Quality: A Chronicle of cApStAn’s 22-Year Odyssey” 

I am Andrea Ferrari, an Italian national, born in Peru. I was exposed to a multicultural environment from early on, living and studying in Canada, Italy, Australia, Greece, and Belgium. I earned a degree in Business Engineering from the Solvay Business School, Brussels, did a stint with a major multinational (Procter & Gamble) but switched …

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2023-12-13
by Pisana Ferrari

Steve Dept, Founding Partner of cApStAn LQC, is the new Chair of the ITC Membership Committee

We are thrilled to share the exciting news that on Thursday 7 December 2023, cApStAn Founding Partner Steve Dept took over the responsibility of chairing the International Test Commission (ITC)’s Membership Committee. Steve will take over this role from Peter McQueen. The role involves recruiting and retaining members, but also assisting in capacity-building activities through …

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2023-11-20
by Pisana Ferrari

“What it takes to build a boutique language solutions provider: a cApStAn founder nails it”

Founders of boutique language solution providers are often overrated and cApStAn is a case in point in this regard. I am Steve Dept, a linguist by training—though not a translator—and a polyglot, initially because my parents travelled a lot: before the end of secondary school, I had attended 14 schools in 4 different languages. While attending German …

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2023-11-17
by Pisana Ferrari

The British Association for Business Psychology (BPA) Awards 2023 ceremomy, London, November 8, 2023

Each year since 2014, the British Association for Business Psychology (ABP) make a statement by celebrating some of the most striking success stories in the field, with a special focus on industrial/organisation impact of applied psychology. Both individuals and organisations submitted their case studies, research, findings, and innovations to a diverse panel of ten eminent …

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2023-11-01
by Pisana Ferrari

“Navigating the Frontiers of DEI and AI: Insights from cApStAn’s 2023 I.C.E. Exchange Experience”

One of cApStAn’s teams is just back from Colorado Springs, USA, where they attended the 2023 Institute for Credentialing Excellence (I.C.E.) Exchange. Devasmita Ghosh (Business Development and Marketing Lead), Nela Manojlovic (Project Manager) and Founding Partner Steve Dept spent a full week there. One needs to begin with the venue. The Broadmoor is a mythical …

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2023-10-09
by Pisana Ferrari

I.C.E. Exchange coming up soon! Visit us at booth #229

If you are attending the I.C.E. Exchange 2023 in Colorado Springs, USA, we shall be delighted to welcome you at our booth (# 229) for a chat with cApStAn Founding Partner and Head of Strategic Partnerships Steve Dept, Business Development and Marketing Lead Devasmita Ghosh, and Project Manager Nela Manojlovic. For over two decades, cApStAn has been involved in translation …

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2023-10-02
by Pisana Ferrari

“AI and DEI Take Centre Stage at E-ATP 2023: Insights from cApStAn LQC”

This year the E-ATP 2023 Annual Conference was held in Vienna from September 20 to 22. At cApStAn, we have never missed the E-ATP conferences since 2015 in Dublin, and we are very proud to be one of the Silver Sponsors of this year’s edition. We were represented in Vienna by Founding Partner and Head …

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2023-07-31
by Pisana Ferrari

cApStAn LQC Founding Partner Steve Dept and cApStAn Inc Managing Director Musab Hayatli at ESRA Conference in July

cApStAn Founding Partner Steve Dept, from the company’s headquarters in Belgium, and Musab Hayatli, Managing Director of cApStAn Inc, USA are just back from the Biennial ESRA Conference in Milan (July 17-21, 2023) where they were both presenters. As Steve comments: “An impressive conference venue on the Bicocca university campus, insightful sessions, great connections made. …

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