How to Create a Fixed Test

About: This guide will demonstrate how to create a fixed test in Surpass. You can find more information on this in the ‘Add Items to Test (Fixed Rule Editor)’ section of the Surpass help page. 

The content you will add is what will appear in your test; this is why this test type is called ‘fixed’.


Step 1: Create your test form


In the 'Test Forms' tab, select ‘Create Test Form’. Once you have selected your subject, test, and given the test form a name and reference, click 'OK'.


Step 2: Begin adding content

In the Test Form Rules screen, you can add content to your exam.

To begin, you may wish to add an Introduction Page to the Intro section. To do this, click on the Intro section name, and select the ‘Add’ button at the bottom of the window, then locate your Introduction page and add it to the test.

The first section in the test will be set to fixed by default. This means that you will add a fixed set of items, rather than a dynamic rule. 

To add items to the section, click on the section name, and select the ‘Add’ button at the bottom of the window to add items. You can now click ‘Create Parameter’ and use various search methods such as by workflow status or folder reference to find items to add. Select the items you want to add to your test from the search results and press 'Select Item', this will move the items into a 'Selected Items' table at the bottom of the screen. You must press 'Okay' to ensure that the items have been added to the test.

You can add further sections by selecting the test title under Test Rules, and pressing 'Add'. 


Step 3: Specify test settings

The total items for the section will automatically change to how many items you have added to that section. In 'Section Properties' you can tick 'Randomise Items' to randomise the order in which the items will appear in the test, and set the pass mark and number of items to be marked in that section.

You can also press 'Create Group' and create groups within sections to place items in. For more information on creating groups, see the article 'How to Group Questions'. 


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For further information about creating a fixed test, visit the following Surpass Help pages: 

Test Form Rules

Section Details

Add items to Test

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