Setting up a test for paper marking

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In Surpass, you can control whether a test is marked on-screen or on paper. You can set up a test for paper marking in Test Creation.

This article explains how to set up a test for paper marking. For more information about the Paper Mark screen in Test Administration, read About the Paper Mark screen.

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1. Create a test

To set up a new test for paper marking, go to Test Creation > Tests. For more information about the Tests screen, read About the Tests screen.

2. Select Create Test

Select Create Test on the Tests screen.

In the Create Test dialog, select Create New Test.

TIP: You can also copy an existing test. For more information, read Cloning tests.

3. Enter test information

Fill out the fields in the Create Test dialog to create a new blank test.

NOTE: The following characters are not supported in the Test Name and Test Ref. fields: '" <> &

Fill out your new test’s information in the Create Test dialog. Refer to the following table for information on each field.

Setting Description
Subject Choose the subject that contains the items you want to include in your test.
Test Name Enter a name for your test. This is visible to Surpass users and candidates.
Test Ref Enter an alphanumeric reference. The reference is visible to Surpass users, but not candidates. The reference must be unique.
Content is

Choose the test delivery type. If your test is delivered on a computer, select On-screen. If your test is delivered on paper, select Paper-based.

NOTE: Paper based tests are a legacy setting and only applicable to ContentProducer content. For most users, this option is greyed out. Only certain item types are compatible with paper tests. For more information, read Printing test forms in Test Creation.

4. Configure test for paper marking

IMPORTANT: Only tests containing fixed content can be set up for paper marking.

Select the Advanced Settings tab in the Edit Test dialog. For more information about test settings, read About test settings.

To set up a test for paper marking, open the Marking Type menu and select Paper Marking.

NOTE: When you schedule a test that is set up for paper marking, the test only appears in the Paper Mark screen in Test Administration.

When you have created your test and set it up for paper marking, you can create test forms suitable for paper delivery in the Test Forms screen. For full instructions, read the Creating test forms and About test form settings articles.

For more information about marking paper tests, see Marking a paper test in the Paper Mark screen.