Articles for Education

Industry experts share their optimistic visions for the future of education

  Online, remote, on-demand, self-paced, informal, diverse, flexible, practical, life-long, augmented, gamified, automated ... these are some of the buzzwords related to the future of education, as seen by some of the most innovative players in the field. An interesting overview. Source: https://www.disruptordaily.com/what-is-the-future-of-education-11-experts-share-their-insights/   Photo credit: Caleb Minear @ Unsplash

Five Elite Linguists from Niger: a workshop for a UNESCO project provides a cross-cultural perspective on test localization

by Steve Dept - cApStAn partner   Fourteen years ago, in 2005, the UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS) were preparing the implementation of their Literacy Assessment and Monitoring Programme (LAMP). The programme aimed to measure a spectrum of literacy levels in a number of developing countries. The tested populations were ...

Translation, test adaptation and linguistic quality assurance procedures in International Large Scale Assessments

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village   Translation quality is crucial in International Large Scale Assessments (ILSAs) as meaning shifts, which are language-driven, and perception shifts, which are culture-driven, can affect the psychometric properties of test items and thus compromise comparability. At the recent NCME conference ...

How do you measure Social and Emotional Learning?

by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village   In a recent Helchinger report post, Jeremy Taylor and Laura Hamilton give educators/teachers/school principals precious tips on how to look for (and choose) assessments that measure Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). (1) The "SEL Assessment Guide", developed by Casel, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Translation and verification for international studies – IEA meeting

A cApStAn delegation consisting of Emel İnce (lead project manager for TIMSS 2019), Shinoh Lee (Operations Director) and our CEO Steve Dept received a warm welcome at IEA (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement) last Thursday the 28th of February. An incredibly constructive meeting with IEA Amsterdam director, Andrea Netten P.h.D. and project team ...