cApStAn

2022-10-24
by Pisana Ferrari

cApStAn LQC joins the international credentialing and accreditation community at the EXG 2022 

Last week, cApStAn co-founder Steve Dept attended the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) Exchange, held in Savannah, Georgia (USA), for the first time. The credentialing and accreditation community shows exemplary dedication to advancing and promoting best practices, which constantly evolve, he commented. Some of the hottest topics this year were undoubtedly fairness, diversity, equity and inclusion. Steve had …

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2022-10-17
by Pisana Ferrari

Successful edition of the 2022 European Conference of the Association of Test Publishers (ATP) has just drawn to a close

It’s a wrap ! A successful edition of the 2022 European Conference of the Association of Test Publishers (ATP) just drew to a close. Three days of intensive networking with experts from the assessment world. And, of course, attending sessions, round tables and panels to be aware of the pioneering breakthroughs in the industry. The closing keynote …

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PISA 2022 OECD
2022-04-20
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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 free civil society with a …

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ATP 2022 cApStAn
2022-03-26
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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 1,200 delegates combined between in-person …

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ATP 2022
2022-03-15
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2022 ATP Innovations in Testing Conference

The ATP Innovations in Testing 2022 Conference is almost here and we’re excited to be there! We are looking forward to presenting at the conference with some of our industry colleagues on the following topics: You Can Do Better Than Comply with the Standards: A Collaborative Cross-check of your DEI-BR Processes Speakers: Christine Mills, Kelly …

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PISA 2022 OECD
2022-03-08
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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 Uzbekistan’s participation in PISA 2022 …

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2022-01-10
by savita.gauchan

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 Ethical AI in EdTech”, leaders …

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2021-10-05
by savita.gauchan

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) and Madrid (2019). cApStAn’s involvement …

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2021-10-04
by savita.gauchan

“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 address the shift to technology-based …

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2021-09-15
by savita.gauchan

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 the content of an assessment …

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2021-07-06
by savita.gauchan

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

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 ITC Conference 2021. The panel …

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ITC-ATP Guidelines for technology based assessments
2021-07-06
by savita.gauchan

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

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 for Technology-based Assessments provide information …

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