Articles for Education

IEA involves top researchers and time-served field practitioners in new open access publication on ILSAs

The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) has to be credited with pioneering international large-scale assessments (ILSAs) and with setting the bar very high in terms of methodology. The IEA also shares data and information with education stakeholders, policy-makers, researchers and field practitioners. In this spirit, the ...

A Translatability Workshop for Test Authors

Published in: Education

by Steve Dept, cApStAn CEO Experienced psychometricians and test authors who writes good questions can be monolingual. It doesn't prevent them from doing a sterling job. As a matter of fact, Anglo-Saxon items writing practices have dominated the assessment universe for about half a century now, and psychologists who master ...

“Planet Word”, an interactive museum dedicated to language, opening up soon in Washington DC

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village "Planet Word", opening up in Washington DC on October 22, 2020, will be an interactive center dedicated to language arts. Its mission is to inspire a love of words and language and the project is grounded in the belief that ...

Chez cApStAn — where great minds come together and share

by Steve Dept, cApStAn CEO When I used to run a small translation agency in the nineties, the majority of my clients were universities. Researchers wrote papers, reports and questionnaires (in elegant French, accurate German, factual Dutch or in rather poor English) and needed them translated. They received documents relevant ...