We recognise at times paper exam delivery is more suitable for assessment professionals.
On-screen delivery has made big strides, but producing paper exams is still necessary in many situations. With Surpass, these two different approaches can be integrated into the same system with ease.
Our customers tell us:
With Surpass Print and Scan, exam content is created just once and used for paper exams, on-screen and even tablet delivery.
For ‘the return journey’, upload the responses form into Surpass, so that your cohort exams can be marked and analysed on-screen, utilising the full power of Surpass.
The Outbound Journey
- Create your questions and exams on-screen.
- Import the exam rubric front cover from a Word document, ensuring consistency.
- Print separate candidate and teacher versions of the exam through the on-screen test wizard and distribute the papers in the usual way.
The Return Journey
- Use your existing OMR system to process the candidate responses.
- Upload the OMR information back into Surpass, where the results can be scheduled, marked and analysed on-screen.
- Create the exam once, then deliver on paper or on-screen.
- Retain the fonts, pre-defined formatting and design look-and-feel for paper exam delivery.
- Combine free-text and multiple choice responses in the answer booklet.
- Export the exam paper into Microsoft Word.
- Upload the candidates’ response files from your own OMR application.
- Upload the responses back into Surpass, so that the exam can be marked and analysed on-screen.
To keep pace with the changing demands of exam professionals, organisations of all sizes and budgets can enjoy the benefits of item and exam creation on-screen, whilst outputting a paper exam in the traditional way.
When dealing with large scale, multiple choice tests, we have to deal with hundreds of students in an exam window. This normally creates administrative work for us in locating large assessment centres and processing student papers, which in this age of technology should not be necessary. With Surpass we can bypass this by using it to create a large scale paper based test, before stepping back into Surpass to manage the responses. This ensures that Surpass can remain our go to place for both paper and on-screen exam management.
Hans Selles, Education and ICT Advisor – Windesheim University
This presentation on Print and Scan was delivered at the 2014 Surpass User Conference by Sophie Brumfitt.
The presentation addresses the paper exam challenges that BTL is embracing, and how Surpass is delivering for our customers.
Currently used by European universities, Print and Scan takes the on-screen authoring capabilities and response upload capabilities of Surpass, then integrates them with in-situ Optical Mark Reader software to support dual on-screen and paper-based exam production.