Powering K-12 Examinations

Your items, your item bank, securely delivered anywhere.

As your test development, publishing and technology partner, we’ll give you the confidence and control you desire over your K-12 assessment program. With the best team, platform, and the collaborative benefits of the fastest growing community in testing, you’ll be glad your K-12 exams are powered by Surpass.

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Multi-device test delivery for schools

The Surpass platform has won two Gold Stevie Awards for ‘Student Assessment Solution’.

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End-to-end Assessment Software & Testing Services for K-12 Examinations

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Surpass is a market-leading, professional, end-to-end assessment platform used for the authoring, banking, administration, delivery, scoring, and reporting of computer and paper-based tests. With Surpass powering your K-12 assessments, you’ll be able to collaborate with teaching colleagues for the creation of practice, formative and summative tests in the secure Surpass platform.

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Easy to use

User needs are at the core of Surpass, whether that’s student, teacher or administrator.

Collaborative Item Banking

From versatile item types to time-saving item authoring tools, Surpass has everything you need to be in control of your items.

Multiple Assessment Types

With Surpass, you’ll be able to deliver and score multiple types of assessment including on-demand practice tests, and formative and summative examinations.

Secure Multi-Device & Paper Test Delivery

Author just once for online or offline delivery on desktop, laptop, tablet, BYOD or paper.

Scoring & Feedback

Score automatically and provide immediate feedback, or utilize on-screen grading with comprehensive results reports.

Online Proctoring & Test Center Network

Deliver secure exams remotely or expand your candidate reach with our global Test Center Network.

Test Development Service

Use our team of experts as much as you need to confidently build tests that are valid, fair, reliable and defensible.

Test Assembly

Efficiently build and validate simple or complex tests ready for delivery across multiple channels.

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Trusted by National Test Providers around the World for Testing in Schools

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30 Million Exams
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144 Countries
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2 Billion Questions
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2 Million Candidates
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The audio capture question type will allow SQA to open up exciting new models of assessment within a variety of subject areas including languages, music and our extensive portfolio of vocational qualifications. BTL’s collaborative design approach has allowed us to contribute in a meaningful way to the project, keeping candidate experience and engagement the focus of what we do.

SQA

WJEC have pushed the boundaries of onscreen summative assessment, creating some engaging and innovative question content which has been delivered in high stakes summative assessments.

WJEC

BTL [Providers of Surpass] 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. They work 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.

ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)

The computer based assessments we have developed with BTL [providers of Surpass] enable us to assess students’ skills and knowledge in a robust way that reflects and prepares them for the workplace of today.

AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians)

When we saw Surpass we were really excited about it! It was a fully web-based solution. It didn’t require that users install anything on their machines, so that made it much easier to use and all the features were designed to be intuitive. Without any formal training, an item author could go in and start using Surpass to create items. That was really a key reason why we selected it.

NBME (National Board of Medical Examiners)

A key factor in our selection of Surpass was how clean and simple the authoring environment is. Our Clinicians, who produce our question items, do not have time to learn a complex IT process, but we knew we could just give them access to the tool and they would have no problems creating questions.

RCPCH (Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health)

We chose to work with Surpass as it had a great reputation with our Centers and they provide a lot of flexibility in the way exams can be set up and delivered, allowing us to offer a broad range of assessment options. We’ve particularly found their online help and support really useful, which includes on-screen prompts which are very easy to navigate.

ABC Awards (Part of Skills & Education Group)

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How can regular formative testing in schools solve the challenges of summative assessment?

Gavin Busuttil-Reynaud – AlphaPlus Consultancy

Gavin talks about the pioneering work of the Welsh Government and the success of the personalized assessments being undertaken with primary school children in Wales.

How can we maintain the momentum of change to learning and assessment we’ve seen during the Covid pandemic?

David Price, OBE – Director at Educational Arts

David discusses how we maintain the momentum of change seen over 2020, and how we build upon that to achieve lasting change.

What skills do the learners of today need to ensure future employability?

Olly Newton – The Edge Foundation

Olly highlights an increase in skills shortage vacancies and discusses the type of skills that employers today see as having the most value.

What will it take to get regulators to move away from paper, and digitize assessments from the start?

Ben Whitaker – EduFuturists

Ben looked at education in the UK today and asked whether we are sufficiently preparing young learners for a career in the 21st century.