Articles for Conferences

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Planning to go international with your tests and assessments? Don’t miss our session at ATP 2019

Multilingual assessements will be a hot topic at ATP Innovations in Testing 2019 (March 15-20, Orlando, US) as there is a growing awareness of the need of a robust translation/adaptation design when administering tests in multiple languages. Advances in test adaptation and state-of-the-art translation technology have changed the paradigm. cApStAn ...

The Testing Industry, 21st Century Skills and the Medicane

by Steve Dept - cApStAn partner Dublin, Lisbon, Amsterdam, and now Athens. This was cApStAn's fourth participation in a conference of the European arm of the Association of Test Publishers (E-ATP). Why would a linguistic quality control agency participate in a test publishers' conference? A high-level conference at that, with ...