cApStAn at International Test Commission (ITC) Conference 2024, Granada, Spain, July, 2024
2024-06-04
by Anubhav Nathani

International Test Commission (ITC) Conference 2024, Granada, Spain, July 2-5, 2024 | Working together to improve cross-cultural assessment and research

The International Test Commission (ITC) contributes to promoting effective, valid and fair testing and assessment practices around the world. The imminent ITC conference in Granada (July 2-5) has a strong focus on equity and inclusion when making decisions or comparisons based on tests and questionnaires. The conference theme is “Working together to improve cross-cultural assessment”, which …

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The Best of Both Worlds: Efficiency Gains without Loss of Quality
2024-05-31
by Hermes cApStAn

On-Demand Webinar | The Best of Both Worlds: Efficiency Gains without Loss of Quality

Selective use of machine translation, translation quality estimation, light post-editing and quality assurance in surveys and assessments, brought to you by cApStAn From 2000 to 2024, we have come a long way. In 2000, cApStAn had a framework contract with the European Commission for rapid post-editing (RPE) of clunky, rule-based machine translation of internal documents. …

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cApStAn at SIOP Annual Conference in Chicago 2024
2024-04-29
by Anubhav Nathani

39th ANNUAL SIOP CONFERENCE, Chicago, April 17-20, 2024 Industrial-Occupational Psychology: the Future of Work from a Human Vantage Point

The Chicago Hyatt Regency, Swissôtel and Fairmont and the Pedway that links them were teeming with I-O practitioners, students, researchers, consultants, solution providers and stakeholders for three and a half days packed with intriguing content and networking events organised by SIOP. Since many of the organisations we work with or want to work with were …

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cApStAn at CSDI Workshop in Berlin 2024
2024-03-22
by Anubhav Nathani

SHARE BERLIN Institute GmbH | International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design and Implementation (CSDI)

SHARE BERLIN Institute GmbH kindly hosted the 2024 International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design and Implementation (CSDI) from 18th to 20th of March. The main goal of CSDI, established in Brussels 2002, is to improve comparative survey design, implementation, harmonization, and dissemination analysis. The workshop provides a forum and platform for researchers involved in research relevant …

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SIOP Annual Conference 2024 in Chicago
2024-03-22
by Anubhav Nathani

cApStAn exhibiting at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) conference 2024 in Chicago

If you are attending the 2024 SIOP Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, we shall be delighted to welcome you at our booth (#422) for a chat with cApStAn Founding Partner Steve Dept, Business Development and Marketing Lead Devasmita Ghosh, and Sales and Marketing Manager Anubhav Nathani. For over two decades, cApStAn has been involved in …

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2024-03-18
by Anubhav Nathani

cApStAn at 25th ATP edition in Anaheim | Celebrating a quarter of a century of multidisciplinary knowledge sharing and friendship

ATP Innovations in Testing 2024, Anaheim California, March 3-6, 2024 | By Steve Dept, Founding Partner, cApStAn Several researchers, executives, consultants and stakeholders from the testing industry have already shared their reflections on the 25th edition of ATP Innovations in Testing. They are my peers, my partners, my friends, people I always respect and mostly admire. They …

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The CSDI (Comparative Survey Design and Implementation) Workshop at the SHARE BERLIN Institute GmbH in Berlin, Germany
2024-02-29
by Anubhav Nathani

CSDI Workshop in Berlin | Bank for International Survey Answer Scales (BISAS): A Call to Action

The CSDI (Comparative Survey Design and Implementation) Workshop will be held on March 18th – 20th at the SHARE BERLIN Institute GmbH in Berlin, Germany. In a session organised by Dorothee Behr from GESIS and focusing on methods, innovations and new challenges in questionnaire translation, Musab Hayatli, cApStAn Inc. in collaboration with Yongwei Yang from …

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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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