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Surpass Honored with Gold and Silver Stevie® Awards in Multiple Categories of the 2020 American Business Awards®

By 21 May 2020February 21st, 2023Assessment Industry News, Awards, Company News

Note: Surpass Assessment is now the company name for BTL and BTL Surpass.

Exton, PA, USA – May 21, 2020 – BTL Surpass Inc. was named as the winner of multiple Gold and Silver Stevie® Awards in several categories of The 18th Annual American Business Awards®.

BTL Surpass Inc. was named as the Gold Stevie Award winner in the category of ‘Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year’, with a submission that focused on key innovations such as adaptive testing, BYOD testing and remote proctoring, and the Gold Stevie Award winner in the ‘Student Assessment Solution’ category, for its premier cloud-based assessment platform, Surpass.

Two Silver Stevie Awards were achieved in the categories of ‘Fastest Growing Tech Company of the Year – up to 100 Employees’ and ‘Achievement in Growth’, due to BTL Surpass Inc.’s rapid growth in revenue, employees and the number of high-stakes examinations being delivered through Surpass, amongst other achievements.

On winning the awards, Andy McAnulla, President of BTL Surpass commented:

We are thrilled to have achieved four prestigious Stevie Awards. Our Surpass assessment technology and services has received a huge amount of interest and adoption from hundreds of certification and licensure bodies across the US, for its Item Banking capabilities, secure test driver and online proctoring services. Our customers tell us that they choose Surpass because they are looking for innovation and collaboration, and that is exactly what we’re all about as an organization. Winning the Gold Stevie Award for the best ‘Student Assessment Solution’ means a great deal to us and our partners and it is a fantastic reflection of not only our work, but the work of the whole Surpass Community to create the best assessment technologies and services on the market.

Managing Director, Sonya Whitworth, herself a 2019 Silver Stevie Award Winner for Women in Business added: 

This is such a fantastic achievement for the team. To have 4 Gold and Silver awards is outstanding. We are so proud of all the innovative work we do to create products and services that can truly improve the assessment experience for everyone. Reading the judges’ comments, it’s quite clear that the great care we have taken to provide the best assessment system in the market is really making an impact. Surpass can be used remotely for users and candidates alike, which is significantly helping the sector to adapt to new ways of working. I’m extremely proud of everything we’ve achieved so far as an organization, and if it wasn’t for our talented, committed and dedicated team, we wouldn’t be picking up these four prestigious awards.

More than 230 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners, and all four winning submissions from BTL Surpass Inc. received excellent comments from the judging panel, including:

‘The simplicity and complexity that is possible with the question and exam creation is its edge’

‘The organization has modern, intuitive and collaborative onscreen tools for professional, subject matter item writing, reducing associated time and costs.’

‘A state of the art system for assessment authoring. A great combination of collaboration tools and the ability to offer different modalities of ‘item’ presentation.’

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. 

The awards will virtually be presented to winners during a live event on Wednesday, August 5.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2020 Stevie winners are available at   

About Surpass and BTL Surpass Inc.

Surpass is a multi-award winning turnkey solution powering the development and delivery of tests for credentialing and licensure organizations, K-12 institutions, HE, state government agencies and national testing programs across the world.

Surpass technology is used for item authoring, item banking, test assembly, test delivery, marking and psychometric analysis. Surpass tests can be delivered online or offline at training locations, via a global network of test centers, or live and online directly to users at home or in their place of work via unique dual-camera online proctoring technology with AI.

Surpass assessment services and technologies are provided from offices in the US and UK and have been trusted for over 30 years by the world’s highest profile providers of high-stakes assessments for the secure development and delivery of over 25 million computer-based tests.

Organizations join the collaborative #SurpassCommunity to benefit from the unique team, services, technology, and expertise.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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