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by Steve Dept - cApStAn partner   At a verifier training workshop in Istanbul, our Kazakh colleague had a gift for me: a traditional Kazakh skullcap. This headgear was made from white felt and embroidered with gold thread. Wearing it would enhance my prestige and authority, he claimed, and I ...

Why psychometricians and linguists need to join forces to improve the validity of multilingual assessments – E-ATP 2019

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village   Assessments often depend on subtle wording choices, which are expected to trigger certain reactions in respondents (or not). For example, do you think the question "Should there be a trade-off between accountability and purposeful action?" could be translated into ...

cApStAn Linguistic Quality Control recognized Among Top 40 Largest Language Service Providers in Western Europe

by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village   cApStAn LQC is proud to announce its official ranking as one of the Top 40 Language Service Providers (LSPs) in Western Europe by independent market research firm CSA Research. “CSA Research is perceived as a reliable source worldwide for ...

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 ...

1st National Project Managers meeting for OECD PISA’s 8th cycle

by Steve Dept - cApStAn partner   The cApStAn Linguistic Quality Control team was in Vienna recently for the first National Project Managers' meeting of the 8th cycle of PISA (the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment). There were 88 confirmed participating countries/economies and 140 locales (language/region combinations) represented, and ...