Ideas Portal (Closed)

The Surpass Ideas Portal is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed over the years by submitting and voting on ideas, which have all been extremely valuable to the development of Surpass. We are no longer accepting new ideas via the IdeasPortal.

We still want to hear ideas form the Surpass Community,and in order to streamline the process we’re moving to a new innovations management system, which will allow us to efficiently manage and review ideas.Surpass champions within each organisation will have access to the new system and will be sent details of this soon.

All ‘open’ ideas on the Ideas Portal will be sent back to the parent organisation that submitted them, for review and resubmission on the new system where appropriate.

Thanks again to everyone who has contributed.

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  1. Include item type in Raw Data Extract

    We don’t have any information on the item types, could we have another set of columns detailing this. E.g. information pages are included in the raw data extract, but it doesn’t make sense to calculate stats on them, but we currently have no way of knowing for sure which items are information pages in order to filter them out.

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  2. Display ‘void’ in the grade column for the Raw Data Extract

    Currently we’re not showing if a candidate result is ‘voided’ or not, they just appear as a 0 actual mark for the test, with all item data blank. Could we display ‘void’ in the grade column if the test is voided. This is useful purely just to filter this data out when analysing.

    26 votes
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  3. 22 votes
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  4. Item Performance Report - present all questions together

    Item Performance Report - present all questions together as well as in separate papers. It would be good to get the P values for questions across all tests so that we can have a reasonable idea about how an item performs over time and to eliminate the variables of particular cohorts.

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  5. Display Test performance report by Test Form

    Allow the Test Performance Data to be viewed by Test Form in Reporting.

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  6. 20 votes
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  7. Enhancements to the Centres Report

    In the Reporting tab within the Centres Report Screen the following changes would enhance the report:
    The line graph would be better displayed as a bar chart.
    The x axis title "Month" should be renamed as the year used in the drop down list above.
    The y axis title "Volume of Tests" should be renamed "Number of Tests"
    The graph title "Centre Test Volume Statistics" should be renamed " The Number of Tests Taken".
    The line label "Average" should be renamed "The Mean for all Centre".

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  8. 17 votes
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  9. Change Report Order

    The reports available in the Reporting Screen should appear in the following order from left to right: Centre, Tests, Item Performance, Item Production, Awards.

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  10. Cronbach's alpha

    In addition to the good suggestion put forward by someone else about the addition of the distractor values, we would like to have the cronbach's alpha included as well. It would be nice if the cronbach's alpha will be calculated for the entire test, but could be calculated as well for each section (unit) within the test.

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    Completed  ·  Claire Belmont responded

    This will be available from Release 12.3 within the Reporting screen at a Test Form level.

  11. Distractor value analysis

    I miss one important element in the Item performance analysis table. Next to the p-value and the discrimination index, which give an indication of the quality of the question as a whole, I would like to see a discriminator value.

    The discriminator value for the right answer is the p-value. But the discriminator value of the wrong answers is also important, because it gives information on how well the alternative works as a distractor. A poor distractor influences the quality of the item as a whole.

    In practice a lecturer can quickly search for bad distractors and change them in…

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  12. Add Point Biserial to Item Report

    Within the item performance table, show the Point Biserial Correlation against each item

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  13. New report - Score:Grade Transformation

    Provide report which lets Markers apply a grading scale which takes into account a pseudo-guessing chance and fixed pass grade, to any test form.

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  14. How to show testresults to students?

    Students take a test, for example an mc-test with 40 questions.
    What I want do is. Analyse the test en than give the student an opportunity to see their own test including the right answers in an secure environment. The test should only be limited available (in time) and with a new password.

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    Completed  ·  Sophie Brumfitt responded

    From Release 1.5, the Item Production Report will allow you to run a report on all items within that Subject. You will also be able to filter by Items not in a folder and sub folders.

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