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BTL Group Ltd, the leading independent provider of assessment solutions will be once again sponsoring and presenting at the European Association of Test Publishers Conference (E-ATP). The conference this year will be held at the Hotel Concorde, Berlin during the 12th-14th September 2012.
Director of Sales & Marketing, Jeremy Carter, will be presenting alongside Martin Mackain-Bremner, Head of Assessments from the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians). They will be speaking on the topic of ‘From knowledge to competency – using advanced question types to test skills in a high stakes environment’. Jeremy and Martin will be drawing on the experience that BTL and AAT have gained over the years in developing advanced question types that not only test knowledge but also test competency in a skill or applied knowledge.
Delegates to this session will also learn about the challenges of moving from paper-based exams to on-screen and how these challenges might be met through the development of advanced questions types. The presentation will take place on Thursday 13th September at 1.30pm.
BTL will also be exhibiting throughout the days of the conferences. Delegates are invited to visit the BTL stand to see how both paper and on-screen exams can be created using BTL’s Surpass® Assessment Platform.
To pre-book a meeting with the BTL team, please email us using the contact form.
Further information about the conference can be found at www.eatpconference.eu.com.
BTL Group Ltd, the leading independent provider of assessment solutions, will be exhibiting at e-Assessment Scotland 2012. The conference will be held at the University of Dundee on 31st August 2012. The conference aims to be the UK’s largest conference dedicated to exploring the best examples of e-Assessment in the world today.
BTL will be represented by Business Development Managers, Jessica Pape and Tim Burnett, who will be on hand to demonstrate why BTL’s Surpass® Assessment Platform is the system of choice for leading UK exam boards delivering their qualifications on-screen. Organisations using Surpass include, AAT, AQA, SQA, City& Guilds and OCR.
Delegates to the conference are invited to the BTL exhibition stand to learn how Surpass provides the widest range of assessment capabilities from one platform, including the ability to create and deliver both paper and on-screen exams.
OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations) has selected BTL’s Surpass® assessment platform to deliver their on-screen Functional Skills qualifications. The two-year initial contract will focus on delivering these qualifications in the UK, with the intention to further extend the delivery to other qualifications in the future.
OCR is a leading UK awarding body that offers a wide range of qualifications to schools, colleges, workplaces and other institutions. Their range of qualifications includes A Levels, GCSEs and vocational qualifications including Cambridge Technicals, Cambridge Nationals and NVQs.
Mark Dawe, OCR’s Chief Executive, says
“This new partnership with BTL enables OCR to give our customers all the flexibility of an on-screen service without compromising the integrity of our unique Functional Skills assessments.”
OCR has a history of reliable delivery with Functional Skills and friendly customer service. OCR’s Functional Skills are particularly valued as they really assess the ability of candidates to apply English, Maths and ICT in a problem-solving, practical way.
Learners, apprentices and employers value these qualifications because they accredit practical skills in an accessible and realistic way.
The Surpass assessment platform is the most comprehensive, innovative and secure assessment solution on the market. The platform offers the ideal solution for high stakes, high volume on-screen examinations. Surpass will provide OCR with the ability to take greater control of their assessment processes and swift access to valuable reporting and analysis capabilities.
Jeremy Carter, Sales & Marketing Director at BTL, says
“Our Surpass assessment platform continues to be the first choice for leading Awarding Organisations wanting to deliver high stakes exams on-screen. We are delighted that OCR has chosen Surpass and look forward to working together”.
BTL, the leading UK-based provider of assessment solutions, will be providing on-going support to OCR staff, full training, testing and consultancy to integrate Surpass with OCR’s back-office systems.
BTL Group Ltd, the leading UK based provider of assessment solutions, is delighted to announce the official launch of their Advanced Question Types (AQTs) Business Unit. An AQT is a human or computer marked question or a simulation that is rich in functionality and interactivity. It can be used for both formative and summative assessments and can cover a wide range of assessment levels (GCSE, A-Level, Vocational etc.) and subjects (English, Maths, Science, Accounting etc).
Surpass®, BTL’s flagship assessment platform, is known in the assessment industry for being able to create the most advanced on-screen assessment questions. Surpass is used by a number of leading awarding bodies to develop and deliver their global assessment programmes. Many of these organisations already utilise the AQTs to not only improve the candidate experience but also to develop fit-for-purpose exam questions.
Chris Fearn, AQT Business Unit Lead, states
“BTL are already well known in the education sector for providing functionally rich question types but we are always looking at ways to improve the learner experience by collaborating with our partners to create new, exciting and innovative advanced question types.”
The objective of BTL’s new AQT unit is to raise the profile of AQTs and develop new and innovative AQTs which would further enable awarding bodies to deliver a wider range of assessments on-screen. BTL’s AQTs can be purchased by existing Surpass users; however, BTL’s AQT team could provide non-users of Surpass an insight into how on-screen assessments could benefit them. For example, in the subject of maths a BTL AQT allows the learner to create a graph on-screen.
|Key Benefits of Advanced Question Types|
|Improved Learner Experience – Our AQTs are rich in functionality & interactivity.||Flexible – Our AQTs can be used in a wide range of assessment types and subjects.|
|Convenient – Our AQTs can be added to any ContentProducer project at any time.||Meets Client Needs – Our AQTs are developed with client business needs in mind.|
|Quality – Our AQTs are developed to BTL’s high standards.||Easy to use – Our AQTs are designed and developed with usability in mind for both the item writer and the learner.|
For more information please contact the AQT team using the form on the contact page
BTL Group Ltd, a leading UK based provider of assessment solutions, is delighted to be exhibiting at the 2nd annual Gulf Education Conference. The two-day event will be held at the Hilton London Metropole during 28th-29th May 2012. The conference will welcome delegates from the Gulf with specialist speakers from the Middle East, UK and USA.
Delegates to the conference are invited to the BTL exhibition booth to discuss how Surpass®, the most widely used assessment platform by UK Awarding Bodies, can help to transform existing and new assessment programmes. BTL staff will be on hand to show how Surpass allows organisations to fully manage their assessment processes, allowing full control in terms of creation, management and security as well as providing the added benefit of being able to produce both paper and on-screen exams. During the exhibition, BTL will be showcasing examples of assessments created in both Arabic and English.
Jeremy Carter, BTL Sales & Marketing Director, states:
“Surpass is an ideal solution for International Assessment Programmes due to its ability to support multiple language exam delivery, including Arabic. The platform allows for the creation, delivery and marking of both paper and on-screen exams and is therefore ideal for all types of assessment scenarios.”
BTL’s Surpass Assessment Platform is used by a number of leading Awarding Bodies, including, AAT, AQA, City & Guilds and SQA who use the platform to develop and deliver their global assessment programmes.
If any delegates would like to pre-book a meeting with the BTL team then please contact Hawa Mahmood via email at email@example.com or by telephoning the office on +44 (0)1274 203250.
Information about the conference can be found at www.gulfeducation.co.uk .