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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 Messages found in the Surpass Web API

  53. Example Branching XML

  54. Example JSON and XML PUT Request - TagGroup

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

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

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

  58. Example JSON Request & Response - GET AnalyticsResult

  59. Example JSON Request & Response - GET BasicPage

  60. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Candidate

  61. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Candidate Interactions

  62. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Centre

  63. Example JSON Request & Response - GET CentreSubjectAssociation

  64. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Client Information

  65. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Country

  66. Example JSON Request & Response - GET County

  67. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Folder

  68. Example JSON Request & Response - GET HistoricalResult

  69. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Item

  70. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Item Sets

  71. Example JSON Request & Response - GET ItemList

  72. Example JSON Request & Response - GET ItemResponse

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

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

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

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

  77. Example JSON Request & Response - GET ItemTagValue

  78. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Permission

  79. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Report

  80. Example JSON Request & Response - GET RescoringRule

  81. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Result

  82. Example JSON Request & Response - GET ScaleScoreMapping

  83. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Subject

  84. Example JSON Request & Response - GET SummaryResult

  85. Example JSON Request & Response - GET TagCategory

  86. Example JSON Request & Response - GET TagGroup

  87. Example JSON Request & Response - GET TagValue

  88. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Test

  89. Example JSON Request & Response - GET TestProfile

  90. Example JSON Request & Response - GET User

  91. Example JSON Request & Response - GET UserPermission

  92. Example JSON Request & Response - POST BasicPage

  93. Example JSON Request & Response - POST Candidate

  94. Example JSON Request & Response - POST Centre

  95. Example JSON Request & Response - POST CentreSubjectAssociation

  96. Example JSON Request & Response - POST Folder

  97. Example JSON Request & Response - POST Item

  98. Example JSON Request & Response - POST Item Sets

  99. Example JSON Request & Response - POST ItemList

  100. Example JSON Request & Response - POST ItemTagValue

  101. Example JSON Request & Response - POST Media

  102. Example JSON Request & Response - POST Subject

  103. Example JSON Request & Response - POST TagCategory

  104. Example JSON Request & Response - POST TagGroup

  105. Example JSON Request & Response - POST TagValue

  106. Example JSON Request & Response - POST Test

  107. Example JSON Request & Response - POST TestProfile

  108. Example JSON Request & Response - POST TestSchedule

  109. Example JSON Request & Response - POST Token

  110. Example JSON Request & Response - POST User

  111. Example JSON Request & Response - POST UserPermission

  112. Example JSON Request & Response - PUT BasicPage

  113. Example JSON Request & Response - PUT Item

  114. Example JSON Request & Response - PUT TestSession

  115. Example JSON Request & Response - PUT TestSession

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

  117. Example JSON Request & Response - SurpassLocal GET ProxySettings

  118. Example JSON Request & Response - SurpassLocal GET TestSession

  119. Example JSON Request & Response - SurpassLocal POST ProxySettings

  120. Example JSON Request & Response - SurpassLocal PUT CandidateInformation

  121. Example JSON Request & Response - SurpassLocal PUT TestSession

  122. Example JSON Request - GetReport

  123. Example JSON Request - PutCandidate

  124. Example JSON Request - PutTestSchedule

  125. Example JSON Request and Response - POST Tasks

  126. Example JSON Response - GET TestSession

  127. Example JSON Response - GetAvailableReports

  128. Example JSON Response - GetCandidates

  129. Example JSON Response - GetDetailedResult

  130. Example JSON Response - GetResult

  131. Example JSON Response - PutCandidate

  132. Example JSON Response - PutTestSchedule

  133. Example XML Request & Response - GET AnalyticsResult

  134. Example XML Request & Response - GET BasicPage

  135. Example XML Request & Response - GET Candidate

  136. Example XML Request & Response - GET Centre

  137. Example XML Request & Response - GET CentreSubjectAssociation

  138. Example XML Request & Response - GET Client Information

  139. Example XML Request & Response - GET Country

  140. Example XML Request & Response - GET County

  141. Example XML Request & Response - GET Folder

  142. Example XML Request & Response - GET HistoricalResult

  143. Example XML Request & Response - GET Item

  144. Example XML Request & Response - GET Item Sets

  145. Example XML Request & Response - GET ItemList

  146. Example XML Request & Response - GET ItemResponse

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

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

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

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

  151. Example XML Request & Response - GET ItemTagValue

  152. Example XML Request & Response - GET Permission

  153. Example XML Request & Response - GET Report

  154. Example XML Request & Response - GET RescoringRule

  155. Example XML Request & Response - GET Result

  156. Example XML Request & Response - GET ScaleScoreMapping

  157. Example XML Request & Response - GET Subject

  158. Example XML Request & Response - GET SummaryResult

  159. Example XML Request & Response - GET TagCategory

  160. Example XML Request & Response - GET TagGroup

  161. Example XML Request & Response - GET TagValue

  162. Example XML Request & Response - GET Test

  163. Example XML Request & Response - GET TestProfile

  164. Example XML Request & Response - GET User

  165. Example XML Request & Response - GET UserPermission

  166. Example XML Request & Response - POST BasicPage

  167. Example XML Request & Response - POST Candidate

  168. Example XML Request & Response - POST Centre

  169. Example XML Request & Response - POST CentreSubjectAssociation

  170. Example XML Request & Response - POST Folder

  171. Example XML Request & Response - POST Item

  172. Example XML Request & Response - POST Item Sets

  173. Example XML Request & Response - POST ItemList

  174. Example XML Request & Response - POST ItemTagValue

  175. Example XML Request & Response - POST Media

  176. Example XML Request & Response - POST Subject

  177. Example XML Request & Response - POST TagCategory

  178. Example XML Request & Response - POST TagGroup

  179. Example XML Request & Response - POST TagValue

  180. Example XML Request & Response - POST Test

  181. Example XML Request & Response - POST TestProfile

  182. Example XML Request & Response - POST TestSchedule

  183. Example XML Request & Response - POST Token

  184. Example XML Request & Response - POST User

  185. Example XML Request & Response - POST UserPermission

  186. Example XML Request & Response - PUT BasicPage

  187. Example XML Request & Response - PUT Item

  188. Example XML Request & Response - PUT TestSession

  189. Example XML Request & Response - PUT TestSession

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

  191. Example XML Request & Response - SurpassLocal GET ProxySettings

  192. Example XML Request & Response - SurpassLocal GET TestSession

  193. Example XML Request & Response - SurpassLocal POST ProxySettings

  194. Example XML Request & Response - SurpassLocal PUT CandidateInformation

  195. Example XML Request & Response - SurpassLocal PUT TestSession

  196. Example XML Request - GetReport

  197. Example XML Request - PutCandidate

  198. Example XML Request - PutTestSchedule

  199. Example XML Request and Response - POST Tasks

  200. Example XML Response - GET TestSession

  201. Example XML Response - GetAvailableReports

  202. Example XML Response - GetCandidates

  203. Example XML Response - GetDetailedResult

  204. Example XML Response - GetReport

  205. Example XML Response - GetResult

  206. Example XML Response - PutCandidate

  207. Example XML Response - PutTestSchedule

  208. Exporting Candidate Interactions

  209. Exporting System Specification for Test Delivery machines

  210. Folder Resource

  211. Font Settings in Surpass

  212. Functional Testing Checklist

  213. Functional Testing: Item Authoring

  214. Functional Testing: Test Administration

  215. Functional Testing: Test Creation

  216. GET Item - JSON Example

  217. GET Item - XML Example

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  238. Glossary

  239. HistoricalResult Resource

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

  241. How to Access a Candidate Review Session

  242. How to Access SecureMarker

  243. How to Add a Custom Dictionary

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

  245. How to Add an Item Score in Rescoring

  246. How to Add Assistive Media

  247. How to Add Media

  248. How to Add Pre-Test Rules

  249. How to Add Source Material

  250. How to Apply and Edit Scale Scores in Reporting

  251. How to Assign Quotas

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

  253. How to Bulk Schedule a Test

  254. How to Change an Item Owner

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

  256. How to Clone Tests and Test Forms

  257. How to Complete a Review Task

  258. How to Configure Control Item Settings

  259. How to Confirm a Candidate's Result

  260. How to Create a Centre

  261. How to Create a Control Item

  262. How to Create a Dynamic Test

  263. How to Create a File Attach Question

  264. How to Create a Fixed Test

  265. How to Create a Good Introduction Page

  266. How to Create a New User

  267. How to Create a Role

  268. How to Create a Static Table

  269. How to Create a Task

  270. How to Create a Test Profile

  271. How to Create a Timed Section

  272. How to Create a User

  273. How to Create a Voice Capture Question

  274. How to Create Collaborative Subjects

  275. How to Create Custom Roles

  276. How to Create Custom Workflow Statuses

  277. How to Create New Candidates

  278. How to Create Optional Sections in Test Creation

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

  280. How to Create Question Items

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

  282. How to Create Scheduled Candidate Breaks with Fixed Time

  283. How to Create Scheduled Candidate Breaks with Pooled Time

  284. How to Create Source Material

  285. How to Create Static Item Lists

  286. How to Create Tests

  287. How to Customise Columns in Test Administration

  288. How to Customise Surpass

  289. How to Download a Printable Test in Test Wizard

  290. How to Edit Grade Boundaries in Rescoring

  291. How to Edit the Surpass Homepage

  292. How to Enable Candidate Comments

  293. How to Enable Flash

  294. How to Escalate a Script

  295. How to Escalate an Item

  296. How to Export Items to a Word Document

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

  298. How to Finish a Test

  299. How to Group Items for Marking

  300. How to Group Media

  301. How to Group Questions

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

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

  304. How to Install the SecureClient

  305. How to Invigilate a Test

  306. How to Manage and Search for Items

  307. How to Manage Examiners

  308. How to Mark a File Attach Item

  309. How to Mark an Item

  310. How to Mark an Item Group

  311. How to Mark Tests

  312. How to Moderate a Script

  313. How to Moderate Tests

  314. How to Modify the Duration of a Test

  315. How to Navigate the Home Screen

  316. How to Package a Test Form

  317. How to Publish from ContentProducer to Surpass

  318. How to Re-Mark Tests

  319. How to Remove an Item Score in Rescoring

  320. How to Reset a User's Password

  321. How to Review Escalated Items

  322. How to Schedule a Candidate Review Session

  323. How to Schedule a Test for Review

  324. How to Schedule Tests

  325. How to Search for Items

  326. How to Select an Exam to Work In

  327. How to Set Up Source Items as Tools

  328. How to Share Tests

  329. How to Unlock a Test

  330. How to Update Multiple Items Simultaneously

  331. How to Upload a Scale Score Mapping

  332. How to Use IRT Scoring

  333. How to Use Item Search

  334. How to Use Item Sets

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

  336. How to Use Marked Learning Outcomes

  337. How to Use Settings in Item Authoring

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

  339. How to Use the Paper Mark Screen

  340. How to Use Version Compare

  341. How to Use Workflow Statuses in Item Authoring

  342. How to View Items Delivered Data

  343. How to View Results and Candidate Reports

  344. How to Void a Test

  345. Importing Zip Files into Surpass

  346. Including Images in a Test

  347. Installing SecureClient on locked down laptops

  348. Introduction to Adding Media

  349. Introduction to SecureMarker

  350. Introduction to the Surpass SSO Solution

  351. Introduction to the Surpass Web API

  352. Invigilators Preparing for the Test

  353. Item - Either / Or

  354. Item - Essay

  355. Item - Fill in the blank

  356. Item - Multiple Choice

  357. Item - Multiple Response

  358. Item - Numerical Entry

  359. Item - Select from a list

  360. Item - Short Answer

  361. Item - Voice Capture

  362. Item List Resource

  363. Item Resource

  364. Item Response Resource

  365. ItemSet Resource

  366. ItemTagValue Resource

  367. Locking Down a Tablet Device for Summative Assessment Delivery

  368. Logging in and Getting Started

  369. Managed and Manual File Attach Modes

  370. Media Resource

  371. MediaGroup Resource

  372. Minimum and Maximum Entry Requirements in Surpass

  373. Minimum Requirements for SurpassLocal

  374. Navigating the Tasks Screen

  375. Online Tests - Error 827

  376. Online Tests - Invalid Keycodes

  377. Online Tests - Updates are invalid

  378. Overview of the Media Library

  379. Paper Generation for Dynamic Tests

  380. Permission Resource

  381. Planned and Unplanned Breaks During Tests

  382. QTI Supported Functionality

  383. Questions to Assess Analysis

  384. Questions to Assess Application

  385. Questions to Assess Comprehension

  386. Questions to Assess Evaluation

  387. Questions to Assess Knowledge

  388. Questions to Assess Synthesis

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

  390. Raw Data Extract

  391. Regional Settings

  392. Release 1.2 Information (February 2014)

  393. Release 1.3.1 Information (July 2014)

  394. Release 1.4 Information (August 2014)

  395. Release 1.5 Information (December 2014)

  396. Release 1.6 Information (March 2015)

  397. Release 1.6.1 Information (May 2015)

  398. Release 12.0 Information (July 2015)

  399. Release 12.12 Minor Update (January 2018)

  400. Release 12.2 Minor Update (Feb 2016)

  401. Release 12.3 Minor Update (May 2016)

  402. Release 12.4 Minor Update (July 2016)

  403. Report Breakdown

  404. Report Resource

  405. Report Resource Generation Response

  406. Reporting Overview

  407. RescoringRule Resource

  408. Result Resource

  409. Reviewing Tests with Surpass

  410. Scale Score Mapping Resources

  411. Secure File Attach Disabled Functions

  412. Setting up a Test for Paper Mark

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

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

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

  416. Starting the Test

  417. Subject Resource

  418. SummaryResult Resource

  419. Support for HTML Delivery

  420. Support for HTML Delivery in SecureClient

  421. Surpass API v2 - Error Codes

  422. Surpass API v2 - Introduction

  423. Surpass Developments in Progress

  424. Surpass Enterprise Release 11.11

  425. Surpass Enterprise Release 11.6 (May 2015)

  426. Surpass Enterprise Release 11.7 (September 2015)

  427. Surpass Enterprise Release 11.9

  428. Surpass Release 12.10 Information (July 2017)

  429. Surpass Release 12.11 Information (October 2017)

  430. Surpass Release 12.12 Information (January 2018)

  431. Surpass Release 12.13 Information (April 2018)

  432. Surpass Release 12.14 Information (June 2018)

  433. Surpass Release 12.2 Information (December 2015)

  434. Surpass Release 12.3 Information (March 2016)

  435. Surpass Release 12.4 Information (June 2016)

  436. Surpass Release 12.5 Information (August 2016)

  437. Surpass Release 12.6 Information (October 2016)

  438. Surpass Release 12.7 Information (December 2016)

  439. Surpass Release 12.8 Information (March 2017)

  440. Surpass Release 12.9 Information (May 2017)

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

  442. Surpass SSO - Configuring Surpass v1.3.1

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

  444. Surpass System Requirements

  445. SurpassDelivery Application: The Candidate Experience

  446. SurpassDelivery Tablet Application Troubleshooting Guide

  447. SurpassDelivery: An Introduction

  448. SurpassDelivery: System Requirements

  449. SurpassLocal - CandidateInformation Resource

  450. SurpassLocal - CompletedExamResponseExport Resource

  451. SurpassLocal - Disaster Recovery

  452. SurpassLocal - Error Codes

  453. SurpassLocal - Installer

  454. SurpassLocal - Operation

  455. SurpassLocal - ProxySettings Resource

  456. SurpassLocal - Setup - Automatic Deployment

  457. SurpassLocal - Setup - CMS and Surpass

  458. SurpassLocal - Setup - Manual Installation

  459. SurpassLocal - Silent installation

  460. SurpassLocal - TestSession Resource

  461. System Branding: Customising Surpass Screens

  462. TagCategory Resource

  463. TagGroup Resource

  464. TagValue Resource

  465. Task Resource

  466. Terminology in SecureMarker

  467. Test Resource

  468. Test Schedule Resource R12.11

  469. TestProfile Resource

  470. TestSchedule Resource

  471. TestSession Resource

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

  473. The Candidate Experience

  474. The Difference Between Formative and Summative Assessments

  475. Token Resource

  476. Top Tips for Computer Based Projects

  477. Troubleshooting and Problem Solving

  478. Understanding and Using Subject Sharing

  479. Upcoming Surpass Release Schedules

  480. User Resource

  481. UserPermission Resource

  482. Using a Skill Area Oriented Model Folder Structure

  483. Using a Test Oriented Model Folder Structure

  484. Using Action Verbs in a Test

  485. Using an Author Oriented Model Folder Structure

  486. Using Assessment Tools for Student Learning

  487. Using Audio in Surpass

  488. Using Combination Marking

  489. Using Comments in Item Authoring

  490. Using Different e-Assessment Types

  491. Using Effective General Feedback in Formative Testing

  492. Using Folder Structures to Quarantine Items

  493. Using Images in Surpass

  494. Using Invigilation Functions During the Test

  495. Using Memory Aids in a Question

  496. Using Non-Question Items in Surpass

  497. Using Subject Folder Structures

  498. Using Test Submission Settings Effectively

  499. Using the Diagram Creator Tool

  500. Using the Quotas Screen

  501. Using the Surpass API

  502. Using the Test Wizard

  503. Using Video in a Test

  504. Using Videos in Surpass

  505. Using Weighted Marking

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

  507. What to Include in Feedback Throughout a Formative Test

  508. Working with Tags and Creating Custom Tag Groups

  509. Writing Either/Or Questions

  510. Writing Essay Questions

  511. Writing Good Distractors

  512. Writing Multiple Choice Questions

  513. Writing Multiple Choice Questions to Assess Analysis

  514. Writing Multiple Choice Questions to Assess Application

  515. Writing Multiple Choice Questions to Assess Comprehension

  516. Writing Multiple Choice Questions to Assess Evaluation

  517. Writing Multiple Choice Questions to Assess Knowledge

  518. Writing Multiple Choice Questions to Assess Synthesis

  519. Writing Short Answer Questions

  520. Writing Strong Learning Outcomes

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