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  1. About Control Items

  2. About Examiner Suspensions

  3. About Learning Outcomes Boundaries

  4. About Marking Reports

  5. About Source Material as a Shared Resource

  6. About SurpassLocal

  7. About the Quality Control Screen

  8. About the Script Review Screen

  9. About Unique Responses

  10. Accessibility in Surpass

  11. An Introduction to Rescoring

  12. AnalyticsResult Resource

  13. Authoring Content for Tablet Delivery

  14. Avoid Confusion in Multiple Choice Questions

  15. BasicPage Resource

  16. Best Practice When Using Item Sets

  17. Branching Tests in Surpass

  18. Calling the GetAvailableReports Method in the Surpass Web API

  19. Calling the GetCandidates method in the Surpass Web API

  20. Calling the GetDetailedResult Method in the Surpass Web API

  21. Calling the GetDetailedResults Method in the Surpass Web API

  22. Calling the GetReport Method in the Surpass Web API

  23. Calling the GetResult Method in the Surpass Web API

  24. Calling the GetResults Method in the Surpass Web API

  25. Calling the PutCandidate Method in the Surpass Web API

  26. Calling the PutTestSchedule Method in the Surpass Web API

  27. Calling the Surpass API

  28. Candidate Breaks Overview

  29. Candidate Resource

  30. Centre Resource

  31. CentreSubjectAssociation Resource

  32. Changing the Default Language Setting

  33. Checklist for Invigilators

  34. Choosing the Right Question Type - Essay Questions

  35. Constructing a Test

  36. Content Collaboration

  37. Country Resource

  38. County Resource

  39. Creating a Formative Assessment

  40. Creating a Printed Exam from Multiple Choice Question Content

  41. Creating a Summative Assessment

  42. Creating a Test for Tablet Delivery

  43. Creating an Invigilation Pack

  44. Creating and Delivering Content for Screen Readers

  45. Creating and Scheduling a Computer Based Project

  46. Creating and Working with Candidate Tags

  47. Creating Case Studies for On-Screen Tests

  48. Delivery Languages in Surpass

  49. Different Delivery Methods

  50. End-to-End in 10 Key Steps

  51. Ensuring Quality of Written Questions

  52. Error 8008: Source Material Does Not Open in SecureClient

  53. Error Messages found in the Surpass Web API

  54. Example Branching XML

  55. Example JSON and XML PUT Request - TagGroup

  56. Example JSON and XML PUT Request and Response (Subject)

  57. Example JSON and XML PUT Request and Response (User)

  58. Example JSON and XML PUT Request and Response - TagValue

  59. Example JSON Request & Response - GET AnalyticsResult

  60. Example JSON Request & Response - GET BasicPage

  61. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Candidate

  62. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Candidate Interactions

  63. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Centre

  64. Example JSON Request & Response - GET CentreSubjectAssociation

  65. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Client Information

  66. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Country

  67. Example JSON Request & Response - GET County

  68. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Folder

  69. Example JSON Request & Response - GET HistoricalResult

  70. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Item

  71. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Item Sets

  72. Example JSON Request & Response - GET ItemList

  73. Example JSON Request & Response - GET ItemResponse

  74. Example JSON Request & Response - GET ItemResponse (EitherOr)

  75. Example JSON Request & Response - GET ItemResponse (MCQ)

  76. Example JSON Request & Response - GET ItemResponse (MRQ)

  77. Example JSON Request & Response - GET ItemResponse (Unsupported Question Type)

  78. Example JSON Request & Response - GET ItemTagValue

  79. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Permission

  80. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Report

  81. Example JSON Request & Response - GET RescoringRule

  82. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Result

  83. Example JSON Request & Response - GET ScaleScoreMapping

  84. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Subject

  85. Example JSON Request & Response - GET SummaryResult

  86. Example JSON Request & Response - GET TagCategory

  87. Example JSON Request & Response - GET TagGroup

  88. Example JSON Request & Response - GET TagValue

  89. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Test

  90. Example JSON Request & Response - GET TestProfile

  91. Example JSON Request & Response - GET User

  92. Example JSON Request & Response - GET UserPermission

  93. Example JSON Request & Response - POST BasicPage

  94. Example JSON Request & Response - POST Candidate

  95. Example JSON Request & Response - POST Centre

  96. Example JSON Request & Response - POST CentreSubjectAssociation

  97. Example JSON Request & Response - POST Folder

  98. Example JSON Request & Response - POST Item

  99. Example JSON Request & Response - POST Item Sets

  100. Example JSON Request & Response - POST ItemList

  101. Example JSON Request & Response - POST ItemTagValue

  102. Example JSON Request & Response - POST Media

  103. Example JSON Request & Response - POST Subject

  104. Example JSON Request & Response - POST TagCategory

  105. Example JSON Request & Response - POST TagGroup

  106. Example JSON Request & Response - POST TagValue

  107. Example JSON Request & Response - POST Test

  108. Example JSON Request & Response - POST TestProfile

  109. Example JSON Request & Response - POST TestSchedule

  110. Example JSON Request & Response - POST Token

  111. Example JSON Request & Response - POST User

  112. Example JSON Request & Response - POST UserPermission

  113. Example JSON Request & Response - PUT BasicPage

  114. Example JSON Request & Response - PUT Item

  115. Example JSON Request & Response - PUT TestSession

  116. Example JSON Request & Response - PUT TestSession

  117. Example JSON Request & Response - SurpassLocal - GET CompletedExamResponseExport

  118. Example JSON Request & Response - SurpassLocal GET ProxySettings

  119. Example JSON Request & Response - SurpassLocal GET TestSession

  120. Example JSON Request & Response - SurpassLocal POST ProxySettings

  121. Example JSON Request & Response - SurpassLocal PUT CandidateInformation

  122. Example JSON Request & Response - SurpassLocal PUT TestSession

  123. Example JSON Request - GetReport

  124. Example JSON Request - PutCandidate

  125. Example JSON Request - PutTestSchedule

  126. Example JSON Request and Response - POST Tasks

  127. Example JSON Response - GET Media

  128. Example JSON Response - GET TestSession

  129. Example JSON Response - GetAvailableReports

  130. Example JSON Response - GetCandidates

  131. Example JSON Response - GetDetailedResult

  132. Example JSON Response - GetResult

  133. Example JSON Response - PutCandidate

  134. Example JSON Response - PutTestSchedule

  135. Example Request & Response (JSON) - PUT Item List

  136. Example Request & Response (XML) - PUT Item List

  137. Example XML Request & Response - GET AnalyticsResult

  138. Example XML Request & Response - GET BasicPage

  139. Example XML Request & Response - GET Candidate

  140. Example XML Request & Response - GET Centre

  141. Example XML Request & Response - GET CentreSubjectAssociation

  142. Example XML Request & Response - GET Client Information

  143. Example XML Request & Response - GET Country

  144. Example XML Request & Response - GET County

  145. Example XML Request & Response - GET Folder

  146. Example XML Request & Response - GET HistoricalResult

  147. Example XML Request & Response - GET Item

  148. Example XML Request & Response - GET Item Sets

  149. Example XML Request & Response - GET ItemList

  150. Example XML Request & Response - GET ItemResponse

  151. Example XML Request & Response - GET ItemResponse (EitherOr)

  152. Example XML Request & Response - GET ItemResponse (MCQ)

  153. Example XML Request & Response - GET ItemResponse (MRQ)

  154. Example XML Request & Response - GET ItemResponse (Unsupported Question Type)

  155. Example XML Request & Response - GET ItemTagValue

  156. Example XML Request & Response - GET Permission

  157. Example XML Request & Response - GET Report

  158. Example XML Request & Response - GET RescoringRule

  159. Example XML Request & Response - GET Result

  160. Example XML Request & Response - GET ScaleScoreMapping

  161. Example XML Request & Response - GET Subject

  162. Example XML Request & Response - GET SummaryResult

  163. Example XML Request & Response - GET TagCategory

  164. Example XML Request & Response - GET TagGroup

  165. Example XML Request & Response - GET TagValue

  166. Example XML Request & Response - GET Test

  167. Example XML Request & Response - GET TestProfile

  168. Example XML Request & Response - GET User

  169. Example XML Request & Response - GET UserPermission

  170. Example XML Request & Response - POST BasicPage

  171. Example XML Request & Response - POST Candidate

  172. Example XML Request & Response - POST Centre

  173. Example XML Request & Response - POST CentreSubjectAssociation

  174. Example XML Request & Response - POST Folder

  175. Example XML Request & Response - POST Item

  176. Example XML Request & Response - POST Item Sets

  177. Example XML Request & Response - POST ItemList

  178. Example XML Request & Response - POST ItemTagValue

  179. Example XML Request & Response - POST Media

  180. Example XML Request & Response - POST Subject

  181. Example XML Request & Response - POST TagCategory

  182. Example XML Request & Response - POST TagGroup

  183. Example XML Request & Response - POST TagValue

  184. Example XML Request & Response - POST Test

  185. Example XML Request & Response - POST TestProfile

  186. Example XML Request & Response - POST TestSchedule

  187. Example XML Request & Response - POST Token

  188. Example XML Request & Response - POST User

  189. Example XML Request & Response - POST UserPermission

  190. Example XML Request & Response - PUT BasicPage

  191. Example XML Request & Response - PUT Item

  192. Example XML Request & Response - PUT TestSession

  193. Example XML Request & Response - PUT TestSession

  194. Example XML Request & Response - SurpassLocal - GET CompletedExamResponseExport

  195. Example XML Request & Response - SurpassLocal GET ProxySettings

  196. Example XML Request & Response - SurpassLocal GET TestSession

  197. Example XML Request & Response - SurpassLocal POST ProxySettings

  198. Example XML Request & Response - SurpassLocal PUT CandidateInformation

  199. Example XML Request & Response - SurpassLocal PUT TestSession

  200. Example XML Request - GetReport

  201. Example XML Request - PutCandidate

  202. Example XML Request - PutTestSchedule

  203. Example XML Request and Response - POST Tasks

  204. Example XML Response - GET Media

  205. Example XML Response - GET TestSession

  206. Example XML Response - GetAvailableReports

  207. Example XML Response - GetCandidates

  208. Example XML Response - GetDetailedResult

  209. Example XML Response - GetReport

  210. Example XML Response - GetResult

  211. Example XML Response - PutCandidate

  212. Example XML Response - PutTestSchedule

  213. Exporting Candidate Interactions

  214. Exporting System Specification for Test Delivery machines

  215. Folder Resource

  216. Font Settings in Surpass

  217. Functional Testing Checklist

  218. Functional Testing: Item Authoring

  219. Functional Testing: Test Administration

  220. Functional Testing: Test Creation

  221. GET Item - JSON Example

  222. GET Item - XML Example

  223. GET Request for General Task and Item Review Task (JSON)

  224. GET Request for General Task and Item Review Task (XML)

  225. GET/{id} - Item - Voice Capture - JSON Example

  226. GET/{id} - Item - Voice Capture - XML Example

  227. GET/{id} - Item Either / Or - JSON Example

  228. GET/{id} - Item Either / Or - XML Example

  229. GET/{id} - Item Essay - JSON Example

  230. GET/{id} - Item Essay - XML Example

  231. GET/{id} - Item Fill in the blank - JSON Example

  232. GET/{id} - Item Fill in the blank - XML Example

  233. GET/{id} - Item MCQ - JSON Example

  234. GET/{id} - Item MCQ - XML Example

  235. GET/{id} - Item MRQ - JSON Example

  236. GET/{id} - Item MRQ - XML Example

  237. GET/{id} - Item Numerical Entry - JSON Example

  238. GET/{id} - Item Numerical Entry - XML Example

  239. GET/{id} - Item Select from a list - JSON Example

  240. GET/{id} - Item Select from a list - XML Example

  241. GET/{id} - Item Short Answer - JSON Example

  242. GET/{id} - Item Short Answer - XML Example

  243. Glossary

  244. HistoricalResult Resource

  245. How Surpass Calculates P Values, R Values and Discrimination Index (DI) Values

  246. How to Access a Candidate Review Session

  247. How to Access SecureMarker

  248. How to Add a Custom Dictionary

  249. How to Add a Hyperlink to an Introduction or Finish Page

  250. How to Add an Item Score in Rescoring

  251. How to Add Assistive Media

  252. How to Add Media

  253. How to Add Pre-Test Rules

  254. How to Add Source Material

  255. How to Apply and Edit Scale Scores in Reporting

  256. How to Assign Quotas

  257. How to Award Full Marks to an Item in Rescoring

  258. How to Bulk Schedule a Test

  259. How to Change an Item Owner

  260. How to Change Answers to Multiple Choice and Multiple Response Questions in Rescoring

  261. How to Clone Tests and Test Forms

  262. How to Complete a Review Task

  263. How to Configure Control Item Settings

  264. How to Confirm a Candidate's Result

  265. How to Create a Centre

  266. How to Create a Control Item

  267. How to Create a Dynamic Test

  268. How to Create a File Attach Question

  269. How to Create a Fixed Test

  270. How to Create a Good Introduction Page

  271. How to Create a New User

  272. How to Create a Role

  273. How to Create a Static Table

  274. How to Create a Task

  275. How to Create a Test Profile

  276. How to Create a Timed Section

  277. How to Create a User

  278. How to Create a Voice Capture Question

  279. How to Create Collaborative Subjects

  280. How to Create Custom Roles

  281. How to Create Custom Workflow Statuses

  282. How to Create New Candidates

  283. How to Create Optional Sections in Test Creation

  284. How to Create Paper and On-Screen Tests in Surpass

  285. How to Create Question Items

  286. How to Create Sample Items and Add them to a Test

  287. How to Create Scheduled Candidate Breaks with Fixed Time

  288. How to Create Scheduled Candidate Breaks with Pooled Time

  289. How to Create Source Material

  290. How to Create Standard Item Lists

  291. How to Create Subject Master Lists

  292. How to Create Tests

  293. How to Customise Columns in Test Administration

  294. How to Customise Surpass

  295. How to Download a Printable Test in Test Wizard

  296. How to Edit Grade Boundaries in Rescoring

  297. How to Edit the Surpass Homepage

  298. How to Enable Candidate Comments

  299. How to Enable Flash

  300. How to Escalate a Script

  301. How to Escalate an Item

  302. How to Export Items to a Word Document

  303. How to Export Packaged Test Results: Spreadsheet Question Type

  304. How to Finish a Test

  305. How to Group Items for Marking

  306. How to Group Media

  307. How to Group Questions

  308. How to Import Questions into a Subject in Item Authoring

  309. How to Include Non-scored Items in a Test

  310. How to Install the SecureClient

  311. How to Invigilate a Test

  312. How to Manage and Search for Items

  313. How to Manage Examiners

  314. How to Mark a File Attach Item

  315. How to Mark an Item

  316. How to Mark an Item Group

  317. How to Mark Tests

  318. How to Moderate a Script

  319. How to Moderate Tests

  320. How to Modify the Duration of a Test

  321. How to Navigate the Home Screen

  322. How to Open a Packaged Test

  323. How to Package a Test Form

  324. How to Publish from ContentProducer to Surpass

  325. How to Re-Mark Tests

  326. How to Remove an Item Score in Rescoring

  327. How to Reset a User's Password

  328. How to Review Escalated Items

  329. How to Schedule a Candidate Review Session

  330. How to Schedule a Test for Review

  331. How to Schedule Tests

  332. How to Search for Items

  333. How to Select an Exam to Work In

  334. How to Set Up Source Items as Tools

  335. How to Share Tests

  336. How to Unlock a Test

  337. How to Update Multiple Items Simultaneously

  338. How to Upload a Scale Score Mapping

  339. How to Use IRT Scoring

  340. How to Use Item Search

  341. How to Use Item Sets

  342. How to Use Mapping Rules and Criteria-based Marking

  343. How to Use Marked Learning Outcomes

  344. How to Use Settings in Item Authoring

  345. How to Use the 'Invigilate' tab in Test Administration

  346. How to Use the Paper Mark Screen

  347. How to Use Version Compare

  348. How to Use Workflow Statuses in Item Authoring

  349. How to View Items Delivered Data

  350. How to View Results and Candidate Reports

  351. How to Void a Test

  352. Importing to NDA Text Formatting Editor

  353. Importing Zip Files into Surpass

  354. Including Images in a Test

  355. Installing SecureClient on locked down laptops

  356. Introduction to Adding Media

  357. Introduction to SecureMarker

  358. Introduction to the Surpass SSO Solution

  359. Introduction to the Surpass Web API

  360. Invigilators Preparing for the Test

  361. Item - Either / Or

  362. Item - Essay

  363. Item - Fill in the blank

  364. Item - Multiple Choice

  365. Item - Multiple Response

  366. Item - Numerical Entry

  367. Item - Select from a list

  368. Item - Short Answer

  369. Item - Voice Capture

  370. Item List Resource

  371. Item Resource

  372. Item Response Resource

  373. ItemSet Resource

  374. ItemTagValue Resource

  375. Locking Down a Tablet Device for Summative Assessment Delivery

  376. Logging in and Getting Started

  377. Managed and Manual File Attach Modes

  378. Media Resource

  379. MediaGroup Resource

  380. Minimum and Maximum Entry Requirements in Surpass

  381. Minimum Requirements for SurpassLocal

  382. Navigating the Tasks Screen

  383. Online Tests - Error 827

  384. Online Tests - Invalid Keycodes

  385. Online Tests - Updates are invalid

  386. Overview of the Media Library

  387. Paper Generation for Dynamic Tests

  388. Permission Resource

  389. Planned and Unplanned Breaks During Tests

  390. QTI Supported Functionality

  391. Questions to Assess Analysis

  392. Questions to Assess Application

  393. Questions to Assess Comprehension

  394. Questions to Assess Evaluation

  395. Questions to Assess Knowledge

  396. Questions to Assess Synthesis

  397. R12.11 - Example XML Request & Response - POST TestSchedule

  398. Raw Data Extract

  399. Regional Settings

  400. Release 1.2 Information (February 2014)

  401. Release 1.3.1 Information (July 2014)

  402. Release 1.4 Information (August 2014)

  403. Release 1.5 Information (December 2014)

  404. Release 1.6 Information (March 2015)

  405. Release 1.6.1 Information (May 2015)

  406. Release 12.0 Information (July 2015)

  407. Release 12.12 Minor Update (January 2018)

  408. Release 12.15 Minor Update (September 2018)

  409. Release 12.2 Minor Update (Feb 2016)

  410. Release 12.3 Minor Update (May 2016)

  411. Release 12.4 Minor Update (July 2016)

  412. Report Breakdown

  413. Report Resource

  414. Report Resource Generation Response

  415. Reporting Overview

  416. RescoringRule Resource

  417. Result Resource

  418. Reviewing Tests with Surpass

  419. Scale Score Mapping Resources

  420. Secure File Attach Disabled Functions

  421. Setting up a Test for Paper Mark

  422. Setting up a Test for Tablet Delivery in Test Administration

  423. Setting up the Room and Equipment for On-Screen Tests

  424. Solving/Checking Proxy Configuration and checking the Folder Permissions

  425. Starting the Test

  426. Subject Resource

  427. SummaryResult Resource

  428. Support for HTML Delivery

  429. Support for HTML Delivery in SecureClient

  430. Surpass API v2 - Error Codes

  431. Surpass API v2 - Introduction

  432. Surpass Developments in Progress

  433. Surpass Enterprise Release 11.11

  434. Surpass Enterprise Release 11.6 (May 2015)

  435. Surpass Enterprise Release 11.7 (September 2015)

  436. Surpass Enterprise Release 11.9

  437. Surpass Release 12.10 Information (July 2017)

  438. Surpass Release 12.11 Information (October 2017)

  439. Surpass Release 12.12 Information (January 2018)

  440. Surpass Release 12.13 Information (April 2018)

  441. Surpass Release 12.14 Information (June 2018)

  442. Surpass Release 12.15 Information (August 2018)

  443. Surpass Release 12.2 Information (December 2015)

  444. Surpass Release 12.3 Information (March 2016)

  445. Surpass Release 12.4 Information (June 2016)

  446. Surpass Release 12.5 Information (August 2016)

  447. Surpass Release 12.6 Information (October 2016)

  448. Surpass Release 12.7 Information (December 2016)

  449. Surpass Release 12.8 Information (March 2017)

  450. Surpass Release 12.9 Information (May 2017)

  451. Surpass SSO - Adding the Relying Party (ADFS) v1.3.1

  452. Surpass SSO - Configuring Surpass v1.3.1

  453. Surpass SSO - IdP and Surpass Configuration v1.3.1

  454. Surpass System Requirements

  455. SurpassDelivery Application: The Candidate Experience

  456. SurpassDelivery Tablet Application Troubleshooting Guide

  457. SurpassDelivery: An Introduction

  458. SurpassDelivery: System Requirements

  459. SurpassLocal - CandidateInformation Resource

  460. SurpassLocal - CompletedExamResponseExport Resource

  461. SurpassLocal - Disaster Recovery

  462. SurpassLocal - Error Codes

  463. SurpassLocal - Installer

  464. SurpassLocal - Operation

  465. SurpassLocal - ProxySettings Resource

  466. SurpassLocal - Setup - Automatic Deployment

  467. SurpassLocal - Setup - CMS and Surpass

  468. SurpassLocal - Setup - Manual Installation

  469. SurpassLocal - Silent installation

  470. SurpassLocal - TestSession Resource

  471. System Branding: Customising Surpass Screens

  472. TagCategory Resource

  473. TagGroup Resource

  474. TagValue Resource

  475. Task Resource

  476. Terminology in SecureMarker

  477. Test Resource

  478. Test Schedule Resource R12.11

  479. TestProfile Resource

  480. Tests Freezing in SecureClient

  481. TestSchedule Resource

  482. TestSession Resource

  483. The Benefits of and 'How to' Guide to Using Dynamic Rules

  484. The Candidate Experience

  485. The Difference Between Formative and Summative Assessments

  486. Token Resource

  487. Top Tips for Computer Based Projects

  488. Troubleshooting and Problem Solving

  489. Understanding and Using Subject Sharing

  490. Upcoming Surpass Release Schedules

  491. User Resource

  492. UserPermission Resource

  493. Using a Skill Area Oriented Model Folder Structure

  494. Using a Test Oriented Model Folder Structure

  495. Using Action Verbs in a Test

  496. Using an Author Oriented Model Folder Structure

  497. Using Assessment Tools for Student Learning

  498. Using Audio in Surpass

  499. Using Combination Marking

  500. Using Comments in Item Authoring

  501. Using Different e-Assessment Types

  502. Using Effective General Feedback in Formative Testing

  503. Using Folder Structures to Quarantine Items

  504. Using Images in Surpass

  505. Using Invigilation Functions During the Test

  506. Using Memory Aids in a Question

  507. Using Non-Question Items in Surpass

  508. Using Subject Folder Structures

  509. Using Test Submission Settings Effectively

  510. Using the Diagram Creator Tool

  511. Using the Quotas Screen

  512. Using the Surpass API

  513. Using the Test Wizard

  514. Using Video in a Test

  515. Using Videos in Surpass

  516. Using Weighted Marking

  517. What to Consider before Delivering a Test with a Tablet Device

  518. What to Include in Feedback Throughout a Formative Test

  519. Working with Tags and Creating Custom Tag Groups

  520. Writing Either/Or Questions

  521. Writing Essay Questions

  522. Writing Good Distractors

  523. Writing Multiple Choice Questions

  524. Writing Multiple Choice Questions to Assess Analysis

  525. Writing Multiple Choice Questions to Assess Application

  526. Writing Multiple Choice Questions to Assess Comprehension

  527. Writing Multiple Choice Questions to Assess Evaluation

  528. Writing Multiple Choice Questions to Assess Knowledge

  529. Writing Multiple Choice Questions to Assess Synthesis

  530. Writing Short Answer Questions

  531. Writing Strong Learning Outcomes

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