Articles for cApStAn updates

PISA 2022 LAUNCH EVENT in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on 11-12 April 2022

The role of international assessment programmes in the development of New Uzbekistan In September 2021, Uzbekistan celebrated the 30th anniversary of its independence. If there is one Central Asian country that is determined to implement far-sighted reforms and achieve sustainable development goals, then it is Uzbekistan. The progress towards a ...

Comparability of certain notions, and perception of ethnicity in particular, across EU countries.

Recently, Steve Dept, cApStAn's founding partner and director of strategic partnerships was interviewed by Margaux LUCAS-NOWACKI, PhD student in political sciences, University of Strasbourg. The session was very informative and we thought of sharing the questions and answers with everyone in the survey localisation space. Could you describe the whole ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Developing Equitable and Fair Learning Products: A Discussion of Ethical AI in EdTech at the ATP EdTech and Computational Psychometrics Summit

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village The 2021 edition of the ATP EdTech and Computational Psychometrics Summit (ECPS) took place virtually on December 8th and 9th, 2021. On December 8, in the course of a session titled "Developing Equitable and Fair Learning Products: A Discussion of ...

Catch 2022

Published in: cApStAn updates

by Steve Dept As we slide into the Year 2022, I conjure up Joseph Heller’s hilarious page-turner, Catch 22, published fifty years ago. Not everybody enjoyed the contorted logic of the novel: the premise of the plot is that insanity is a sane response to a world gone insane. The ...

Everything you want (and need) to know about producing and validating tests and questionnaires in multiple languages

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village Open Bar – Live Q&A – Thursday, October 28, 2021 Our first in the series of cApStAn Open Bar - Live Q&A webinars took place on October 28. Our new format: a very short PowerPoint – with five slides sent ...

“Item bias as a consequence of hidden social makers in assessment content”. A coffee conversation with cApStAn co-founder Steve Dept at E-ATP 2021

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village This year's (virtual) edition of the E-ATP conference, of which cApStAn is a proud sponsor, focussed on the challenges to the testing industry brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and how these were met. These include, inter alia, how to ...

Consultancy Services – Analysis & Adjustment of Language Proficiency Level

cApStAn organises its language services into 22 modules, or building blocks. Depending on the client’s requirements, on time and resources available, and on the purpose and life cycle of the document, cApStAn will combine different modules to assemble a coherent project with the most suitable workflow. You will ultimately decide ...

Translation Verification instead of Back Translation

Less-resource intensive, better documentation, higher quality Wednesday | September 22, 2021 10.30 EDT (New York) | 15.30 BST (London) | 16.30 CEST (Brussels) REGISTER HERE By popular demand, we’re presenting a new edition of a webinar by cApStAn founders by Andrea FERRARI and Steve DEPT: “Pros and cons of back ...