Articles for Education

Two recent key international assessments, PISA and ICILS, raise serious concerns about students’ capacity to critically assess information found online

by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

Reading is no longer mainly about extracting information; it is about constructing knowledge, thinking critically and making well-founded judgements". "Students need to be able to read complex texts, distinguish between credible and untrustworthy sources of ...

Social and emotional skills are not only important for individuals but also shape the larger communities and societies we live in

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

The assessment framework of the OECD Study on Social and Emotional Skills (SEL) has just been published. (1) Together with the previously published conceptual framework, the Study now has complete framework documentation explaining all of ...

The latest cycle of ICILS reveals that over 40% of students have only minimal ability to critically assess information found online

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

Contrary to common assumption young people do not necessarily develop sophisticated digital skills just by growing up using digital devices: 18% of students who took part in the latest cycle of the International Computer and ...

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, ...