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Create fit for purpose examinations that test the right skills in an intuitive working environment with Surpass.

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Surpass for Financial Services

Some of the world’s leading financial organizations choose Surpass because it provides everything they need in one trusted platform. From advanced question types, to the presentation of detailed source material, Surpass simulates real world situations and allows candidates to take their test in a location convenient for them, while maintaining the highest levels of test security.

Surpass enhances the candidate experience, delivering tests that are fit for purpose, and that test the right skills, in the right way.

Ready-to-use Advanced Question types

Advanced question types, such as a spreadsheet simulation, allow you to replicate real-world tasks, whilst ensuring you test the right skills, without it becoming a test of the candidate’s ability to use an external application, and native support gives you peace of mind that tests are fully locked-down when necessary. Surpass item types are easy to author, meaning your subject experts can construct content efficiently, and intuitive for candidates to use, allowing them to use their time to effectively demonstrate what they know.

Spreadsheet question being delivered in Surpass.

Supporting Source Material

Your candidates often need to refer to large volumes of data when constructing their response, possibly across multiple documents - you need to ensure they can access material securely and navigate it without distraction. Surpass allows you to attach multiple documents, which dock to the side of the test driver in the intuitive PDF viewer, including highlight and search functionality. Alternatively, you can host material on a secure URL which candidates can navigate to from the test driver, even in a locked-down test.

PDF Viewer in Surpass.

Remote Proctoring

Your test takers are often busy professionals, and it’s not always easy to find the time to get to a test centre. Our remote proctoring service allows candidates to take their exam at a time and location that’s convenient for them. Dual camera monitoring ensures that security is never compromised, and our web-based solution minimises access issues on employers’ machines in this regulated environment. Find out more about our Test Delivery Services below.

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Create Complex, Multi-Part Tests

We understand that some assessments can be several hours in length. Surpass allows you to construct multi-section tests, where you can control section access, how long candidates spend in each section, and even include set breaks, ensuring candidates can work their way through their assessment with comfort and ease.

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BTL are flexible and sensitive to end user needs; they have developed a unique assessment tool in the Advanced Question Type, combining the functionality of word-processing and computational aspects of spread sheeting. BTL works hard to meet the customer's suggested improvements and changes and can be relied upon to work with both customer and end-user feedback to improve the product.

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Why Surpass?

Improving Assessment for everybody

The accessibility team work with our designers to ensure that the HTML test driver can deliver tests to WCAG 2.0 level AA standards, and Section 508 conformance.

Over 20 Million Tests Delivered

Surpass is proven to be secure, scalable and adaptable to your needs with resilience to internet failure and a range of delivery options including LOFT and adaptive testing.

Innovation and Collaboration

Every year $10 million is invested in Surpass, to help the Surpass Community innovate and bring to life the tests they want to create, not just the ones they already have.

What is Surpass:

Surpass has been developed by a fast-growing community of assessment experts like you. Every feature is designed to help you make the highest quality tests available to every test taker and enable you to get the most value out of each item you develop. With Surpass powering your assessment, you can be confident that your organization’s reputation is protected, as you grow and succeed to make a positive difference to education and society.

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Other Supporting Services

Test Delivery:

Surpass can be used in many different test delivery scenarios on a global basis. This includes professional on-demand, session-based, and diet-based test delivery. Surpass also supports Bring-Your-Own-Device testing, and live or record and review Remote Proctoring.

If you don’t have your own test delivery network, and require support locating suitable testing locations, or if you are interested in Remote Proctoring, then please get in touch.

Detailed Documentation and Support:

Surpass isn’t just a piece of software for building your exams, it’s a support system for ensuring that your timescales are met with the best possible quality results. When you come on board, our technical support team is on hand to assist with setting up, and the expert training team is on hand to provide face-to-face training whenever and wherever you need it.

Every release of Surpass is supported by professional technical documentation, and our teams all work together to provide you with webinars, release notes and informative videos, making sure you’re up to date with all the latest enhancements.

Technical Support available for authors and implementation.

User support available for candidates:

  • Optional training available for your own support team.
  • Dedicated Service Delivery Managers.
  • Surpass Community – Collaboration is key:

    The success of Surpass is built on the foundations of an active community. As a member of the Surpass Community, you will have access to the annual conference, have input into the platform roadmap, and much more.

    We regularly hear from our members about how being part of the Surpass Community provides a unique opportunity to collaborate, share and learn from like-minded professionals from a wide range of industry sectors. We work better together.

    Let's get in touch

    If you like what you've heard so far, and would like to learn more about Surpass and how it can enhance your test development and delivery, then please get in touch and we'd be happy to tell you more. You can also request a short demo from our expert team, so you can experience Surpass and its intuitive and innovative functionality for yourself.

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