How to Mark Tests

About: Some tests may require human marking, for example, if they contain extended text (essay) response questions or attached files. Human-marked questions are defined as such when they are authored in 'Item Authoring'. Only tests with a human-marking element will appear on the 'Mark' screen. These tests remain in the ‘Mark’ section until an examiner has reviewed them and submitted the marked script. So, you can open up test scripts and award marks, leaving comments to justify the marks you award (or don’t award) and submit the test script when the process is complete.  All tests that contain questions requiring a human marker will appear in the table of tests on the 'Mark' screen.

This guide will demonstrate how to mark tests in Surpass.You can find more information in the ‘Mark’ section of the Surpass help page. 

Step 1: Select your test

In the ‘Mark’ screen in Test Administration, select the test you want to mark, and then click ‘Mark Script’.

Step 2: Navigate

This will take you to a new screen containing the first question with the candidate’s answer. You will be able to navigate between sections (if applicable) and questions with the drop down menus; use the ‘Next to Mark’ button to navigate to the next question to be human marked.

Step 3: Annotate

If annotations have been enabled, you will be able to annotate questions when marking. You can use the toolbar in the bottom left corner to annotate, and select ‘Hide Annotations’ to hide added annotations.

Step 4: Assign marks

To assign a mark, select the box next to Mark then press ‘Assign Mark’ once you have entered your mark. Once you have finished marking the test, the ‘Submit Script’ button will become available to select.

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