The Most Collaborative Community in Testing

Surpass Community - Improving Assessment Together

“None of us is as smart as all of us.”
– Ken Blanchard, Author

The Surpass Community is an international group of likeminded testing professionals, with the common goal of utilising technology to improve the assessment experience for everyone. By working together, this innovative community are helping to shape the future of assessment.

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Surpass Conference

Online for 2020: Join us for this event on the 7th-9th October. More details coming soon.

The Surpass Conference, presented by BTL, is an annual gathering for members of the innovative Surpass Community. Delegates attend to learn about the latest features in the market-leading assessment platform, share their knowledge and experience, and help each other make the most of this highly respected assessment authoring and delivery platform.

In addition to working with BTL to shape the roadmap of Surpass, delegates will look at the future of assessment on a global scale, and how our community can promote best practice in assessment. Due to COVID-19 and the potential for travel disruption, we have decided to make the 2020 Surpass Conference a virtual event. If we are able to do so, we may include some regional hub events.

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What Community Members Say

Opportunities to collaborate on features like the audio question type are one of the many benefits of being an engaged member of the Surpass Community. By working with other organisations who had a set of requirements which aligned with WJEC's, we’ve been able to achieve a more advanced piece of functionality for a fraction of the cost of what we would have had to invest if we were to do it on our own.

Ian MorganWJEC

The Surpass community elevates the conversation in the assessment industry to address important issues at the intersection of emerging technology and advancements in assessment. The level of collaboration between members is energising and the eclectic contributions result in the implementation of well-rounded solutions in Surpass. It’s exciting to be part of a vibrant community that is truly improving the assessment experience for everyone.

Ibidun Layi-OjoPrometric

Each year BTL host an excellent user conference – to my mind it stands out from most conferences in this field because of the diversity of attendees and presentations it attracts. Surpass has an extremely diverse user base, covering vocational qualification assessment, professional certification, higher education and school assessments from users based worldwide. Representatives from all these fields (and countries) come together and share experiences of designing, developing and delivering assessments using the platform, making it a great place to find examples of good practice and make contact with your peers.

Gavin Busuttil-ReynaudAlphaPlus

City & Guilds benefit from being part of the Surpass Community by being able to talk to other people going through the same type of experiences, requirements and changes in the industry.

Granville EdwardsCity & Guilds

The Surpass conference highlights the fantastic sense of community the BTL team have fostered. It was hugely beneficial and plenty of fun, too. Highly recommended.

Laura RoachCardiff University School of Biosciences

Surpass Community Members

The Community is made up of awarding organisations, Surpass users, and partner organisations who together deliver over 4 million tests through Surpass each year.