Powering Language Testing

Test any language, securely, anywhere in the world.

As your test development, publishing and technology partner, and with over 65 languages to choose from, we’ll give you the confidence and control you desire over your language assessment program. With the best team, platform, and the collaborative benefits of the fastest growing global community in testing, you’ll be glad your language exams are powered by Surpass.

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“[Surpass] really has given us a wonderful opportunity to be more creative, to look at new ways of testing, and to look at new ways of achieving our goals.”
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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 many types of assessment including language testing. It is an easy to use, secure platform solution for large-scale high-stakes formative and summative tests, as well as practice tests. Tests can be then delivered in your test centers, via our online proctoring service, or in our global test center network.

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Multiple Language Support

Choose from over 65 languages for test delivery.

Secure Multi-Device & Paper Test Delivery

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

Item Banking & Authoring

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

Test Development Services

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

Online Proctoring & Test Center Network

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

Interactive Item Types

Build rich, engaging and easy to use questions for reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Scoring & Feedback

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

A Community of Experts

Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do in the Surpass Community. 

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It [Surpass] really has given us a wonderful opportunity to be more creative, to look at new ways of testing, and to look at new ways of achieving our goals... making it more interesting for students and making it much more engaging.

telc Language Tests

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)

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.


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.

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