Articles for Conferences

Discussing accessibility, fairness and equity of tests at E-ATP 2021 as we emerge from COVID-19

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village This year's edition of the E-ATP conference was a virtual yet vibrant event, where attendees discussed all the facets of disruption in the testing industry due to COVID-19. We attended E-ATP in Dublin (2015), Lisbon (2016), Noordwijk (2017), Athens (2018) ...

“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 ...

Item bias as a consequence of hidden social markers in assessment content

If part of the assessment content is loaded with (hidden) social markers that tend to privilege candidates from certain types of socio-economical backgrounds, this may introduce construct-irrelevant variance and item bias. cApStAn founder Steve Dept’s coffee conversation at E-ATP 2021 is conceived as an exchange on how to ensure that ...

Are decisions based on tests justified? A critical discussion of their implications for society in both historical and international contexts at ITC Conference 2021

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by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village ITC Conference: ITC Symposium on “Testing and Society”: Friday July 9, 2021, 6.30 pm CEST cApStAn co-founder Steve Dept is honoured to have been invited to be part of a prestigious panel of experts, moderated by Avi Allalouf, at the ...

Proud of cApStAn’s founder, Steve Dept’s contribution to the ITC-ATP Guidelines for technology based assessments

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by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village ITC-ATP Guidelines for technology based assessments A Panel Discussion on the International Test Commission (ITC) and Association of Test Publishers (ATP) Guidelines for Technology-based Assessments is scheduled for Saturday 10 July at the ITC (virtual) Conference 2021. The ITC-ATP Guidelines ...

Addressing suitability, sensitivity and portability of constructs in tests developed in a single language (and delivered across different countries — or not)

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by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village Standardized tests are used in a variety of contexts: admission to university, certification or hiring. Fairness, validity and reliability are objectives that every testing organisation claims or strives to address. Leaving aside the challenges of delivering assessments in multiple languages, ...

E-ATP 2019, Madrid, Room Comendador, Thursday 26 September, 15:15-16:15

  Test Localization in Talent Management: How A Testing Organisation and a Linguistic Quality Assurance Specialist Joined Forces Carefully crafted assessment tools often depend on subtle wording choices, which are expected to trigger certain reactions in respondents (or not). This is part of the psychometrician’s craft. The psychometrician can hardly ...