Each year millions of students across the world put away their computers and pick up their pens. Exams that can be moved to on-screen delivery have already been moved, this leaves them with no option other than to write. Replacing paper exams with computers is a daunting prospect for all involved. We have created a simple but effective solution which enables the secure use of computers without any change to the existing process. SurpassPaper+ is the evolution of paper examinations.
We are so excited about how SurpassPaper+ could change the way we manage assessment in our school. It is exactly what we have been looking for: a simple solution for providing pupils with the opportunity to type in exams.
Caron Downes – Head of Classics and Leader of eLearning at The Mount School, York
So how does it work?
SurpassPaper+ is a secure word processing app designed specifically for examinations. Students download the SurpassPaper+ app to their device prior to the exam and no question content is downloaded. On exam day, students are given the exam question booklet as normal, the difference is that they can choose to use any supporting device to type their responses, or write by hand as before.
Typed responses from SurpassPaper+ are submitted instantly and securely for marking, handwritten responses by other candidates are posted back as normal for scanning.
SurpassPaper+ is the evolution of paper examinations
The real genius of SurpassPaper+ is that it can work in parallel with existing paper exam script processes, which is why we believe it is a realistic evolution in a traditional process. With no change to the distribution of exams, awarding organisations can work with centres to unlock the potential of digital technologies without significant infrastructure changes by anyone. Students who wish to use SurpassPaper+ simply enter their candidate details as before, type their responses, and submit electronically.
SurpassPaper+ is an easy to use, secure, and reliable application, giving students and schools the choice to take a paper exam on-screen on any supported device. This unlocks the potential of computer based delivery, without the stress and strain of a complete, full scale move to on-screen testing.
Students now have the choice to use computers or tablets that they are familiar with and are part of their normal way of working. Awarding organisations can benefit from the digital capture of students’ responses, reducing the time and costs of the exam process without changing exam delivery. SurpassPaper+ supports a growing trend in the use of computers by students, without interfering with those that choose to handwrite exams. Captured responses can be marked more efficiently and quickly in awarding organisations’ existing on-screen marking tools.
- Digital capture of responses for quicker marking and results processing
- Faster and more accurate marking
- More accessible delivery for students
- Reduced postage costs
- Increased opportunity for auto-marking responses
- Less paper
- No change to exam paper printing and distribution
- No unfair advantages to students
- No scanning costs
- No more missing exam scripts
- No additional infrastructure requirements
- No more lost marks for unreadable responses
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