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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. Adding Trusted Sources to Flash

  12. An Introduction to Rescoring

  13. AnalyticsResult Resource

  14. Authoring Content for Tablet Delivery

  15. Avoid Confusion in Multiple Choice Questions

  16. BasicPage Resource

  17. Best Practice When Using Item Sets

  18. Branching Tests in Surpass

  19. Calling the GetAvailableReports Method in the Surpass Web API

  20. Calling the GetCandidates method in the Surpass Web API

  21. Calling the GetDetailedResult Method in the Surpass Web API

  22. Calling the GetDetailedResults Method in the Surpass Web API

  23. Calling the GetReport Method in the Surpass Web API

  24. Calling the GetResult Method in the Surpass Web API

  25. Calling the GetResults Method in the Surpass Web API

  26. Calling the PutCandidate Method in the Surpass Web API

  27. Calling the PutTestSchedule Method in the Surpass Web API

  28. Calling the Surpass API

  29. Candidate Breaks Overview

  30. Candidate Resource

  31. Centre Resource

  32. CentreSubjectAssociation Resource

  33. Changing the Default Language Setting

  34. Checklist for Invigilators

  35. Choosing the Right Question Type - Essay Questions

  36. Constructing a Test

  37. Content Collaboration

  38. Country Resource

  39. County Resource

  40. Creating a Formative Assessment

  41. Creating a Printed Exam from Multiple Choice Question Content

  42. Creating a Summative Assessment

  43. Creating a Test for Tablet Delivery

  44. Creating an Invigilation Pack

  45. Creating and Delivering Content for Screen Readers

  46. Creating and Scheduling a Computer Based Project

  47. Creating and Working with Candidate Tags

  48. Creating Case Studies for On-Screen Tests

  49. Delivery Languages in Surpass

  50. Different Delivery Methods

  51. End-to-End in 10 Key Steps

  52. Ensuring Quality of Written Questions

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

  54. Error Messages found in the Surpass Web API

  55. Example Branching XML

  56. Example JSON and XML PUT Request - TagGroup

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

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

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

  60. Example JSON Request & Response - GET AnalyticsResult

  61. Example JSON Request & Response - GET BasicPage

  62. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Candidate

  63. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Candidate Interactions

  64. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Centre

  65. Example JSON Request & Response - GET CentreSubjectAssociation

  66. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Client Information

  67. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Country

  68. Example JSON Request & Response - GET County

  69. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Folder

  70. Example JSON Request & Response - GET HistoricalResult

  71. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Item

  72. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Item Sets

  73. Example JSON Request & Response - GET ItemList

  74. Example JSON Request & Response - GET ItemResponse

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

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

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

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

  79. Example JSON Request & Response - GET ItemTagValue

  80. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Permission

  81. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Report

  82. Example JSON Request & Response - GET RescoringRule

  83. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Result

  84. Example JSON Request & Response - GET ScaleScoreMapping

  85. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Subject

  86. Example JSON Request & Response - GET SummaryResult

  87. Example JSON Request & Response - GET TagCategory

  88. Example JSON Request & Response - GET TagGroup

  89. Example JSON Request & Response - GET TagValue

  90. Example JSON Request & Response - GET Test

  91. Example JSON Request & Response - GET TestProfile

  92. Example JSON Request & Response - GET User

  93. Example JSON Request & Response - GET UserPermission

  94. Example JSON Request & Response - POST BasicPage

  95. Example JSON Request & Response - POST Candidate

  96. Example JSON Request & Response - POST Centre

  97. Example JSON Request & Response - POST CentreSubjectAssociation

  98. Example JSON Request & Response - POST Folder

  99. Example JSON Request & Response - POST Item

  100. Example JSON Request & Response - POST Item Sets

  101. Example JSON Request & Response - POST ItemList

  102. Example JSON Request & Response - POST ItemTagValue

  103. Example JSON Request & Response - POST Media

  104. Example JSON Request & Response - POST Subject

  105. Example JSON Request & Response - POST TagCategory

  106. Example JSON Request & Response - POST TagGroup

  107. Example JSON Request & Response - POST TagValue

  108. Example JSON Request & Response - POST Test

  109. Example JSON Request & Response - POST TestProfile

  110. Example JSON Request & Response - POST TestSchedule

  111. Example JSON Request & Response - POST Token

  112. Example JSON Request & Response - POST User

  113. Example JSON Request & Response - POST UserPermission

  114. Example JSON Request & Response - PUT BasicPage

  115. Example JSON Request & Response - PUT Item

  116. Example JSON Request & Response - PUT TestSession

  117. Example JSON Request & Response - PUT TestSession

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

  119. Example JSON Request & Response - SurpassLocal GET ProxySettings

  120. Example JSON Request & Response - SurpassLocal GET TestSession

  121. Example JSON Request & Response - SurpassLocal POST ProxySettings

  122. Example JSON Request & Response - SurpassLocal PUT CandidateInformation

  123. Example JSON Request & Response - SurpassLocal PUT TestSession

  124. Example JSON Request - GetReport

  125. Example JSON Request - PutCandidate

  126. Example JSON Request - PutTestSchedule

  127. Example JSON Request and Response - POST Tasks

  128. Example JSON Response - GET Media

  129. Example JSON Response - GET TestSession

  130. Example JSON Response - GetAvailableReports

  131. Example JSON Response - GetCandidates

  132. Example JSON Response - GetDetailedResult

  133. Example JSON Response - GetResult

  134. Example JSON Response - PutCandidate

  135. Example JSON Response - PutTestSchedule

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

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

  138. Example XML Request & Response - GET AnalyticsResult

  139. Example XML Request & Response - GET BasicPage

  140. Example XML Request & Response - GET Candidate

  141. Example XML Request & Response - GET Centre

  142. Example XML Request & Response - GET CentreSubjectAssociation

  143. Example XML Request & Response - GET Client Information

  144. Example XML Request & Response - GET Country

  145. Example XML Request & Response - GET County

  146. Example XML Request & Response - GET Folder

  147. Example XML Request & Response - GET HistoricalResult

  148. Example XML Request & Response - GET Item

  149. Example XML Request & Response - GET Item Sets

  150. Example XML Request & Response - GET ItemList

  151. Example XML Request & Response - GET ItemResponse

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

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

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

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

  156. Example XML Request & Response - GET ItemTagValue

  157. Example XML Request & Response - GET Permission

  158. Example XML Request & Response - GET Report

  159. Example XML Request & Response - GET RescoringRule

  160. Example XML Request & Response - GET Result

  161. Example XML Request & Response - GET ScaleScoreMapping

  162. Example XML Request & Response - GET Subject

  163. Example XML Request & Response - GET SummaryResult

  164. Example XML Request & Response - GET TagCategory

  165. Example XML Request & Response - GET TagGroup

  166. Example XML Request & Response - GET TagValue

  167. Example XML Request & Response - GET Test

  168. Example XML Request & Response - GET TestProfile

  169. Example XML Request & Response - GET User

  170. Example XML Request & Response - GET UserPermission

  171. Example XML Request & Response - POST BasicPage

  172. Example XML Request & Response - POST Candidate

  173. Example XML Request & Response - POST Centre

  174. Example XML Request & Response - POST CentreSubjectAssociation

  175. Example XML Request & Response - POST Folder

  176. Example XML Request & Response - POST Item

  177. Example XML Request & Response - POST Item Sets

  178. Example XML Request & Response - POST ItemList

  179. Example XML Request & Response - POST ItemTagValue

  180. Example XML Request & Response - POST Media

  181. Example XML Request & Response - POST Subject

  182. Example XML Request & Response - POST TagCategory

  183. Example XML Request & Response - POST TagGroup

  184. Example XML Request & Response - POST TagValue

  185. Example XML Request & Response - POST Test

  186. Example XML Request & Response - POST TestProfile

  187. Example XML Request & Response - POST TestSchedule

  188. Example XML Request & Response - POST Token

  189. Example XML Request & Response - POST User

  190. Example XML Request & Response - POST UserPermission

  191. Example XML Request & Response - PUT BasicPage

  192. Example XML Request & Response - PUT Item

  193. Example XML Request & Response - PUT TestSession

  194. Example XML Request & Response - PUT TestSession

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

  196. Example XML Request & Response - SurpassLocal GET ProxySettings

  197. Example XML Request & Response - SurpassLocal GET TestSession

  198. Example XML Request & Response - SurpassLocal POST ProxySettings

  199. Example XML Request & Response - SurpassLocal PUT CandidateInformation

  200. Example XML Request & Response - SurpassLocal PUT TestSession

  201. Example XML Request - GetReport

  202. Example XML Request - PutCandidate

  203. Example XML Request - PutTestSchedule

  204. Example XML Request and Response - POST Tasks

  205. Example XML Response - GET Media

  206. Example XML Response - GET TestSession

  207. Example XML Response - GetAvailableReports

  208. Example XML Response - GetCandidates

  209. Example XML Response - GetDetailedResult

  210. Example XML Response - GetReport

  211. Example XML Response - GetResult

  212. Example XML Response - PutCandidate

  213. Example XML Response - PutTestSchedule

  214. Exporting Candidate Interactions

  215. Exporting System Specification for Test Delivery machines

  216. Folder Resource

  217. Font Settings in Surpass

  218. Functional Testing Checklist

  219. Functional Testing: Item Authoring

  220. Functional Testing: Test Administration

  221. Functional Testing: Test Creation

  222. GET Item - JSON Example

  223. GET Item - XML Example

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  244. Glossary

  245. HistoricalResult Resource

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

  247. How to Access a Candidate Review Session

  248. How to Access SecureMarker

  249. How to Add a Custom Dictionary

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

  251. How to Add an Item Score in Rescoring

  252. How to Add Assistive Media

  253. How to Add Media

  254. How to Add Pre-Test Rules

  255. How to Add Source Material

  256. How to Apply and Edit Scale Scores in Reporting

  257. How to Assign Quotas

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

  259. How to Bulk Schedule a Test

  260. How to Change an Item Owner

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

  262. How to Clone Tests and Test Forms

  263. How to Complete a Review Task

  264. How to Configure Control Item Settings

  265. How to Confirm a Candidate's Result

  266. How to Create a Centre

  267. How to Create a Control Item

  268. How to Create a Dynamic Test

  269. How to Create a File Attach Question

  270. How to Create a Fixed Test

  271. How to Create a Good Introduction Page

  272. How to Create a New User

  273. How to Create a Role

  274. How to Create a Static Table

  275. How to Create a Task

  276. How to Create a Test Profile

  277. How to Create a Timed Section

  278. How to Create a User

  279. How to Create a Voice Capture Question

  280. How to Create Collaborative Subjects

  281. How to Create Custom Roles

  282. How to Create Custom Workflow Statuses

  283. How to Create New Candidates

  284. How to Create Optional Sections in Test Creation

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

  286. How to Create Question Items

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

  288. How to Create Scheduled Candidate Breaks with Fixed Time

  289. How to Create Scheduled Candidate Breaks with Pooled Time

  290. How to Create Source Material

  291. How to Create Standard Item Lists

  292. How to Create Subject Master Lists

  293. How to Create Tests

  294. How to Customise Columns in Test Administration

  295. How to Customise Surpass

  296. How to Download a Printable Test in Test Wizard

  297. How to Edit Grade Boundaries in Rescoring

  298. How to Edit the Surpass Homepage

  299. How to Enable Candidate Comments

  300. How to Enable Flash

  301. How to Escalate a Script

  302. How to Escalate an Item

  303. How to Export Items to a Word Document

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

  305. How to Finish a Test

  306. How to Group Items for Marking

  307. How to Group Media

  308. How to Group Questions

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

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

  311. How to Install the SecureClient

  312. How to Invigilate a Test

  313. How to Manage and Search for Items

  314. How to Manage Examiners

  315. How to Mark a File Attach Item

  316. How to Mark an Item

  317. How to Mark an Item Group

  318. How to Mark Tests

  319. How to Moderate a Script

  320. How to Moderate Tests

  321. How to Modify the Duration of a Test

  322. How to Navigate the Home Screen

  323. How to Open a Packaged Test

  324. How to Package a Test Form

  325. How to Publish from ContentProducer to Surpass

  326. How to Re-Mark Tests

  327. How to Remove an Item Score in Rescoring

  328. How to Reset a User's Password

  329. How to Review Escalated Items

  330. How to Schedule a Candidate Review Session

  331. How to Schedule a Test for Review

  332. How to Schedule Tests

  333. How to Search for Items

  334. How to Select an Exam to Work In

  335. How to Set Up Source Items as Tools

  336. How to Share Tests

  337. How to Unlock a Test

  338. How to Update Multiple Items Simultaneously

  339. How to Upload a Scale Score Mapping

  340. How to Use IRT Scoring

  341. How to Use Item Search

  342. How to Use Item Sets

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

  344. How to Use Marked Learning Outcomes

  345. How to Use Settings in Item Authoring

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

  347. How to Use the Paper Mark Screen

  348. How to Use Version Compare

  349. How to Use Workflow Statuses in Item Authoring

  350. How to View Items Delivered Data

  351. How to View Results and Candidate Reports

  352. How to Void a Test

  353. Importing to NDA Text Formatting Editor

  354. Importing Zip Files into Surpass

  355. Including Images in a Test

  356. Installing SecureClient on locked down laptops

  357. Introduction to Adding Media

  358. Introduction to SecureMarker

  359. Introduction to the Surpass OAPI

  360. Introduction to the Surpass SSO Solution

  361. Introduction to the Surpass Web API

  362. Invigilators Preparing for the Test

  363. Item - Either / Or

  364. Item - Essay

  365. Item - Fill in the blank

  366. Item - Multiple Choice

  367. Item - Multiple Response

  368. Item - Numerical Entry

  369. Item - Select from a list

  370. Item - Short Answer

  371. Item - Voice Capture

  372. Item List Resource

  373. Item Resource

  374. Item Response Resource

  375. ItemSet Resource

  376. ItemTagValue Resource

  377. Locking Down a Tablet Device for Summative Assessment Delivery

  378. Logging in and Getting Started

  379. Managed and Manual File Attach Modes

  380. Media Resource

  381. MediaGroup Resource

  382. Minimum and Maximum Entry Requirements in Surpass

  383. Minimum Requirements for SurpassLocal

  384. Navigating the Tasks Screen

  385. Online Tests - Error 827

  386. Online Tests - Invalid Keycodes

  387. Online Tests - Updates are invalid

  388. Overview of the Media Library

  389. Paper Generation for Dynamic Tests

  390. Permission Resource

  391. Planned and Unplanned Breaks During Tests

  392. QTI Supported Functionality

  393. Questions to Assess Analysis

  394. Questions to Assess Application

  395. Questions to Assess Comprehension

  396. Questions to Assess Evaluation

  397. Questions to Assess Knowledge

  398. Questions to Assess Synthesis

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

  400. Raw Data Extract

  401. Regional Settings

  402. Release 1.2 Information (February 2014)

  403. Release 1.3.1 Information (July 2014)

  404. Release 1.4 Information (August 2014)

  405. Release 1.5 Information (December 2014)

  406. Release 1.6 Information (March 2015)

  407. Release 1.6.1 Information (May 2015)

  408. Release 12.0 Information (July 2015)

  409. Release 12.12 Minor Update (January 2018)

  410. Release 12.15 Minor Update (September 2018)

  411. Release 12.2 Minor Update (Feb 2016)

  412. Release 12.3 Minor Update (May 2016)

  413. Release 12.4 Minor Update (July 2016)

  414. Report Breakdown

  415. Report Resource

  416. Report Resource Generation Response

  417. Reporting Overview

  418. RescoringRule Resource

  419. Result Resource

  420. Reviewing Tests with Surpass

  421. Scale Score Mapping Resources

  422. Secure File Attach Disabled Functions

  423. Setting up a Test for Paper Mark

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

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

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

  427. Starting the Test

  428. Subject Resource

  429. SummaryResult Resource

  430. Support for HTML Delivery

  431. Support for HTML Delivery in SecureClient

  432. Surpass API v2 - Error Codes

  433. Surpass API v2 - Introduction

  434. Surpass Developments in Progress

  435. Surpass Enterprise Release 11.11

  436. Surpass Enterprise Release 11.6 (May 2015)

  437. Surpass Enterprise Release 11.7 (September 2015)

  438. Surpass Enterprise Release 11.9

  439. Surpass Release 12.10 Information (July 2017)

  440. Surpass Release 12.11 Information (October 2017)

  441. Surpass Release 12.12 Information (January 2018)

  442. Surpass Release 12.13 Information (April 2018)

  443. Surpass Release 12.14 Information (June 2018)

  444. Surpass Release 12.15 Information (August 2018)

  445. Surpass Release 12.16 Information (October 2018)

  446. Surpass Release 12.2 Information (December 2015)

  447. Surpass Release 12.3 Information (March 2016)

  448. Surpass Release 12.4 Information (June 2016)

  449. Surpass Release 12.5 Information (August 2016)

  450. Surpass Release 12.6 Information (October 2016)

  451. Surpass Release 12.7 Information (December 2016)

  452. Surpass Release 12.8 Information (March 2017)

  453. Surpass Release 12.9 Information (May 2017)

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

  455. Surpass SSO - Configuring Surpass v1.3.1

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

  457. Surpass System Requirements

  458. SurpassDelivery Application: The Candidate Experience

  459. SurpassDelivery Tablet Application Troubleshooting Guide

  460. SurpassDelivery: An Introduction

  461. SurpassDelivery: System Requirements

  462. SurpassLocal - CandidateInformation Resource

  463. SurpassLocal - CompletedExamResponseExport Resource

  464. SurpassLocal - Disaster Recovery

  465. SurpassLocal - Error Codes

  466. SurpassLocal - Installer

  467. SurpassLocal - Operation

  468. SurpassLocal - ProxySettings Resource

  469. SurpassLocal - Setup - Automatic Deployment

  470. SurpassLocal - Setup - CMS and Surpass

  471. SurpassLocal - Setup - Manual Installation

  472. SurpassLocal - Silent installation

  473. SurpassLocal - TestSession Resource

  474. System Branding: Customising Surpass Screens

  475. TagCategory Resource

  476. TagGroup Resource

  477. TagValue Resource

  478. Task Resource

  479. Terminology in SecureMarker

  480. Test Resource

  481. Test Schedule Resource R12.11

  482. TestProfile Resource

  483. Tests Freezing in SecureClient

  484. TestSchedule Resource

  485. TestSession Resource

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

  487. The Candidate Experience

  488. The Difference Between Formative and Summative Assessments

  489. Timed Sections: Section Pass Types

  490. Token Resource

  491. Top Tips for Computer Based Projects

  492. Troubleshooting and Problem Solving

  493. Understanding and Using Subject Sharing

  494. Upcoming Surpass Release Schedules

  495. User Resource

  496. UserPermission Resource

  497. Using a Skill Area Oriented Model Folder Structure

  498. Using a Test Oriented Model Folder Structure

  499. Using Action Verbs in a Test

  500. Using an Author Oriented Model Folder Structure

  501. Using Assessment Tools for Student Learning

  502. Using Audio in Surpass

  503. Using Combination Marking

  504. Using Comments in Item Authoring

  505. Using Different e-Assessment Types

  506. Using Effective General Feedback in Formative Testing

  507. Using Folder Structures to Quarantine Items

  508. Using Images in Surpass

  509. Using Invigilation Functions During the Test

  510. Using Memory Aids in a Question

  511. Using Non-Question Items in Surpass

  512. Using Subject Folder Structures

  513. Using Test Submission Settings Effectively

  514. Using the Diagram Creator Tool

  515. Using the Quotas Screen

  516. Using the Surpass API

  517. Using the Test Wizard

  518. Using Video in a Test

  519. Using Videos in Surpass

  520. Using Weighted Marking

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

  522. What to Include in Feedback Throughout a Formative Test

  523. Working with Tags and Creating Custom Tag Groups

  524. Writing Either/Or Questions

  525. Writing Essay Questions

  526. Writing Good Distractors

  527. Writing Multiple Choice Questions

  528. Writing Multiple Choice Questions to Assess Analysis

  529. Writing Multiple Choice Questions to Assess Application

  530. Writing Multiple Choice Questions to Assess Comprehension

  531. Writing Multiple Choice Questions to Assess Evaluation

  532. Writing Multiple Choice Questions to Assess Knowledge

  533. Writing Multiple Choice Questions to Assess Synthesis

  534. Writing Short Answer Questions

  535. Writing Strong Learning Outcomes

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