Surpass Developments in Progress

This article was last updated on 22/06/2018

About: This article is designed to give early sight of new features planned for Surpass, along with wireframes and videos where available. This article will be updated approximately every 2 weeks, so do check back for updates.

Please note that this is designed to give an indication of planned features only; all of the features listed here are currently in development, and are subject to change.

Features are listed by planned release number, and categorised by the area of the system which they affect.


The development status of features is indicated as follows:

Red: At risk of not making the release.

Amber: In progress but with some concerns.

Green: No issues.


Below you will find a list of features currently in development and planned for future releases of Surpass. More detail can be found by selecting the feature number which takes you to the entry on the customer portal.


Development for Release 12.14 is now complete. Please see the preview release notes for more information about the features in the release.


Release 12.15

Development begins on: 9th April 2018
Regression begins on: 9th July 2018

Test Delivery



Feature details: Identify which source material is currently open (HTML delivery only) (F3806)
This feature makes it clearer to the candidate which source material they already have open. The source material button will now adapt to show this.
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Gareth Bell
Status: Green

Feature details: Frame by frame video navigation (HTML delivery only) (F3914)
This feature will add additional controls to embedded videos attached as source material. Candidates can use these controls to more easily re-watch a specific part of the video.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Chris Morrison
Status: Amber

Fature details: PDF Viewer ToC (F3471) (F4077)
This feature will incorporate a table of contents style navigation intot he PDF Viewer. This will help candidates navigate large PDFs more easily.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Hannah Elliott
Status: Green

Site Settings



Feature details: Fixed Pass Grade & Pseudo-guessing Chance (F1789)
This feature will allow site administrators to define the 'Fixed Pass Grade' and 'Pseudo-guessing Chance' setting at site level. This would prevent the settings being missed by users of Reporting. 
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Windesheim
Product Owner: Claire Belmont
Status: Green

Tasks


Feature details: Tasks Enhancements (F3567
New enhancements to the Tasks functionality include the ability to edit tasks after they have been created. This will allow users to manage tasks more effectively.
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Claire Belmont
Status: Amber

Feature details: Review Tasks - View Settings (F3918)
This feature will allow review task assignees to view any item settings, enemy items, citations, and feedback. Assignees will be able to check these settings have been applied correctly.
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Claire Belmont
Status: Green

Feature details: Final Judgement on Review (F3621)
This feature will allow review task managers to make a final judgement on items that have been reviewed.
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Claire Belmont
Status: Green

Item Authoring


Feature details: Support for Embedded Video (F3464)
This feature allow .mp4 videos to be embedded within the item when delivered to the candidate. This would save the candidate having to launch, move, and close a pop-up video.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Sarah Jackson
Status: Amber

Feature details: Item Set Source Material (F3834)
This feature allow item authors to add source material at item set level. This would save time for occasions when the same source material must be added to every item within an item set.
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Chris Morrison
Status: Amber

Feature details: Rationale Field (F1422)
This feature allows item authors to attach comments to individual answer options. This would be useful for helping reviewers understand the rationale behind the answer options.
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Claire Butterfield
Status: Green

Feature details: Caliper Tool (HTML delivery only) (F1020)
This feature will allow item authors to add a new caliper tool to an item. This would be useful for candidates who need to record measurements. 
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Hannah Elliott
Status: Green

Feature details: Add images inline to stem text (HTML delivery only) (F3460)
This feature will allow item authors to add images inline to question stem text. This could be used to include unsupported symbols.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Chris Morrison
Status: Green

Feature details: Negative Marking (HTML delivery only) (F1019)
This feature allows users to set negative scoring values for incorrect answer options in MCQ and MRQ items. Negative marking can be used to penalise candidates who guess incorrectly.
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Chris Morrison
Status: Green

Feature details: Weighted Marking for MRQ (HTML delivery only) (F3833)
This feature allows users to construct flexible option-based marking without having to list every answer combination. Scores may be negative, neutral (zero), or positive.
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Chris Morrison
Status: Green

Feature details: Attach up to 60 PDFs (F3181)
This feature will allow item authors to attach up to 60 individual PDFs to an item as source material.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Claire Butterfield
Status: Green

Feature details: Items Available Across Subjects (F2609) (F3996)
This feature will allow item authors to share items with multiple subjects. These items could then be used in test forms belonging to different subjects.
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: NBME
Product Owner: Claire Belmont
Status: Green

Feature details: Bulk Update IRT Values (F3836)
This feature will allow item authors to update large numbers of items with new IRT tag values. This would be useful for item banks containing large numbers of items intended for LOFT tests.
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Chris Morrison
Status: Green

Feature details: Grouping Metadata UI (F3899)
This feature will enable item authors to create, view and compare tag collections and sub-collections. This could be used to more easily link tag values contained within different tag groups.
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: NBME
Product Owner: Claire Belmont 
Status: Green

Test Creation



Feature details: Evaluate Cut Score before delivering a Section UI (F3884)
This feature allows test creators to define a cut score for a section, so that they will only be presented with the next section if they pass.
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Hannah Elliott
Status: Green

Feature details: Independent Survey Section Timing (HTML delivery only) (F4008)
This feature allows a duration to be allocated to a survey section, independent from the duration of the main test. This means that candidates do not have to complete the survey questions within the test duration, and the progress bar of the test will not be affected by the presence of survey items.
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Chris Morrison
Status: Green

Feature details: Upload scaling information against a Test Form (F3986)
This feature will allow test creators to upload scaling information against a test form. This can be extracted via the API and used to scale raw values in an external system. 
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Hannah Elliott
Status: Green

Feature details: Exclude test forms from being randomly assigned (F3985)
This feature will allow test creators to exclude a test form from being impacted by the 'Randomise Test Forms' test setting.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Hannah Elliott
Status: Green

Feature details: NDA Formatting (HTML delivery only) (F3987) (F4057)
This feature will allow test creators to format the NDA confirmation text displayed to candidates. Formatting would make longer NDA text easier to read.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Prometric
Product Owner: Hannah Elliott
Status: Green

Test Administration



Feature details: Enable override of unattempted questions in Re-mark (F3028)
This feature will allow markers to assign marks to unattempted questions within the Re-mark tab. This function can be administered via a new permission.
Wireframes: Unavailable
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: BTL
Product Owner: Chris Morrison
Status: Green

Reporting



Feature details: Custom Reports UI (F3696)
A new Custom Reports screen will be added within Reporting in beta. This permission-based feature will allow users to upload, view and save a custom report template.
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: Undisclosed
Product Owner: Sophie Brumfitt
Status: Green

Setup



Feature details: Increased maximum Centre / Subject associations (F3711)
This feature will allow users to share a subject with up to 9000 centres. This could be used to provide a consistent subject experience for all the centres it is shared with.
Video: Unavailable
Funded by: BTL
Product Owner: Chris Morrison
Status: Amber

HTML Enhancements


Support all candidate progress bars (F3818)
Support Branching (F2792)
Mark Screen (Beta) (F3019)
Requires Item Response in Forward-only Sections (F3944)




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