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Diversity Equity and Inclusion

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

How can you minimize potential sources of construct-irrelevant variance?

Standardized tests and questionnaires are used in a variety of contexts such as university admissions, certification, accreditation, or hiring. Fairness, validity and reliability are objectives that every testing organization strives to address, especially in these contexts. Cultures and societies are dynamic. So is awareness of social justice issues (#BlackLivesMatter, #MeToo, broader acceptance of non-binary gender identity). Theoretical and practical approaches to fairness in testing need to evolve. The cApStAn core team consists of 24 people from diverse backgrounds, totalling 15 nationalities, who can identify potential sources of bias that more homogeneous teams are less likely to detect. And when cApStAn does not know the answer, we know whom to ask.

cApStAn can help you take this step and deploy processes that add value to established good practices:

  • Have your test and questionnaire content reviewed for cultural suitability
  • And apply a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Bias Reduction (DEI-BR) filter to this content

Resources on Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Just out: the new ITC/ATP guidelines on tech-based assessment. Proud to have been a part of this!

It has been a privilege for cApStAn to work on the test translation and adaptation section of the Guidelines for Technology-Based Assessment of the International Test Commission (ITC) and the Association of Test Publishers [...]

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On-Demand Webinar | cApStAn & DEI-BR in multilingual and multicultural Tests & Surveys – Language variations and cultural considerations

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 [...]

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Bias Reduction

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Bias Reduction Consultancy

Looking at standardized tests and questionnaire content through the lens of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Bias Reduction (DEI-BR) Standardized tests and questionnaires are used in a variety of contexts such [...]

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