Articles for Tests and Assessments

Why diversity, equity and inclusion and bias reduction are important in credentialling: a report from the ICE 2021 conference

Published in: DEI-BR, Tests and Assessments

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village Recent social justice movements across the world have raised awareness, on an unprecented level, of the inequities in our society, and have set off a global cultural debate around the themes of diversity, equity and inclusion and bias reduction (DEI-BR). ...

Live Webinar: The building blocks of a test and survey translation design – cApStAn’s modular approach 2.0 for your language projects

The building blocks of a test and survey translation designcApStAn’s modular approach 2.0 for your language projects Wednesday, December 15                  11:00 am EST | 16:00 GMT  | 17:00 CEST REGISTER HERE In an assessment or in a questionnaire, many different parameters shape the translation approach: purpose of the data collection, legacy translations, ...

A new and more equitable approach to measuring socioeconomic status in international large-scale assessments on student achievement

Published in: DEI-BR, Tests and Assessments

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village Socioeconomic status (SES) is a variable that the vast majority of the international large-scale assessments (ILSAs) on student achievement derive from questions about parental occupation, parent's level of education and their income bracket (or proxy indicators of household income). The ...

cApStAn & DEI-BR in multilingual and multicultural Tests & Surveys

Wednesday, November 24                  11:00 am EDT | 16:00 BST  | 17:00 CEST REGISTER HERE Awareness of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in tests, assessment, polls and surveys is growing, becoming increasingly indispensable as it both ensures the fairness of tests and the reliability for any data collection instrument. It is a very ...

Everything you want (and need) to know about producing and validating tests and questionnaires in multiple languages

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village Open Bar – Live Q&A – Thursday, October 28, 2021 Our first in the series of cApStAn Open Bar - Live Q&A webinars took place on October 28. Our new format: a very short PowerPoint – with five slides sent ...

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) ...

“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 ...

Translation Verification instead of Back Translation

Translation Verification instead of Back Translation Less-resource intensive | better documentation | higher quality Speakers: cApStAn's founding partners Steve Dept and Andrea Ferrari Recorded Live on Sept. 22, 2021 | Duration: 1 hr. In this webinar, the speakers will tell you why experts judge that the back translation design is inadequate, but also ...

Recent research shows that the language used in job postings may be holding women back from work

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village Why are women still underrepresented in many high-profile fields like finance and STEM? The reasons behind this are complex and may include gaps in education, lingering gender stereotypes, lack of role models, and concerns over work-life balance. Findings from a ...

Consultancy Services – Analysis & Adjustment of Language Proficiency Level

cApStAn organises its language services into 22 modules, or building blocks. Depending on the client’s requirements, on time and resources available, and on the purpose and life cycle of the document, cApStAn will combine different modules to assemble a coherent project with the most suitable workflow. You will ultimately decide ...