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 (ATP). Quoting cApStAn co-founder Steve Dept “this monumental resource was compiled, reviewed, carefully edited, discussed with some of the most knowledgeable experts in the field, is packed …Read More
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 recent study titled “Decoding bias: …Read More
Are “social and emotional skills” and “personality traits” completely distinct, distinct yet similar, or one and the same?
by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village Researchers and practitioners in the “Social and Emotional Learning” (SEL) field refer to intrapersonal and interpersonal characteristics as “social and emotional skills” (SE skills), while those in the personality psychology field refer to these as “personality traits.” These terms are often used interchangeably by …Read More
Best Practices for Adapting and Translating Computerized Tests and Exams in the 21st Century
by Kristin Bernor, Questionmark and Steve Dept, cApStAn It takes more than a good translation provider and a good platform to ensure that an assessment can reliably measure cognitive and non-cognitive skills across languages and cultures. Of course, most sophisticated testing environments support multiple languages, but they may fail to enable workflows that harness the …Read More
New IEA study on schoolchidren will map how 21st century skills are defined and integrated in curricula across the world
by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village Much has been said and written about the so called “21st century skills” but there is no real consensus on what is meant by this term and how these skills are included, if at all, in countries’ curricula. A new study by the IEA (International …Read More
“Versatility” is the key 21st century skill
by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village How can schools prepare students “for jobs that have not yet been created, to use technologies that have not yet been invented and to solve social problems that we don’t yet know will arise”? A thought-provoking introduction by Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills …Read More