Talent Management

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Psychometric Test Translation

How do you translate a psychometric test?

Psychometric tests in technology-rich environments, adaptive psychological tests, social & emotional skills assessments, and profiling tests have gone multinational. We have created a space for test adaptation in psychology/psychological testing where psychometricians and linguists work together to produce valid and reliable instruments in multiple languages, with the International Test Commission guidelines for translating and adapting tests as our guiding light.

Our Work in Talent Management

20+ years of test translation have resulted in cApStAn’s knowledge base of linguistic features known to affect psychometric characteristics of test items. This is the underpinning of the quality assurance services we provide to talent management organizations before, during and after translation.

Pre-hire Profiling Tests, Personality Questionnaires

In the form of questionnaires with anchoring vignettes and different response scales, pairs of statements describing the candidate, or other psychological assessment methods, cApStAn linguists know how to deal with the subtleties of test adaptation in psychological testing and are trained to document their choices.

Simulation Exercises, Situational Judgment Tests

We work closely with test authors to determine to what extent the use of jargon is intentional and discuss the range of adaptations permitted in distracting materials. We also take into account the potential impact of differences in professional environment and work culture.

Verbal and Numerical Reasoning Tests

When translating your items, our item-by-item translation and adaptation notes for translators and reviewers focus on maintaining the difficulty level of items that assess reasoning abilities.

Resources on Talent Management Assessment Localization

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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Translatability and Cultural Suitability Workshops for Test Authors

Steve Dept, cApStAn CEO It may take a psychologist or a subject matter expert to be a test author and develop good questions, but nothing speaks against that person being [...]

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best approach the translation and adaptation of tests and surveys for gendered languages

How to best approach the translation and adaptation of tests and surveys for gendered languages

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village  Standardized tests and assessments are used in a variety of different contexts: admission to schools and universities, professional certifications, hiring, [...]

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