Articles for Tests and Assessments

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 ...

Multilingual tests: Why adequate training of linguists is a key component of translation quality in test translation and adaptation


by Steve Dept, cApStAn CEO


All language service providers will claim that they only work with experienced translators, which is mostly true, but this does not per se ensure translation quality. Serious organisations - and there are many - will invest time in preparing ...

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 ...