Surpass®, BTL’s flagship assessment platform, is known in the assessment industry for being able to create the most advanced on-screen assessment questions. Surpass is used by a number of leading awarding bodies to develop and deliver their global assessment programmes. Many of these organisations already utilise the AQTs to not only improve the candidate experience but also to develop fit-for-purpose exam questions.
Chris Fearn, AQT Business Unit Lead, states “BTL are already well known in the education sector for providing functionally rich question types but we are always looking at ways to improve the learner experience by collaborating with our partners to create new, exciting and innovative advanced question types.”
The objective of BTL’s new AQT unit is to raise the profile of AQTs and develop new and innovative AQTs which would further enable awarding bodies to deliver a wider range of assessments on-screen. BTL’s AQTs can be purchased by existing Surpass users; however, BTL’s AQT team could provide non-users of Surpass an insight into how on-screen assessments could benefit them. For example, in the subject of maths a BTL AQT allows the learner to create a graph on-screen.
Key benefits of AQTs:
Improved Learner Experience –AQTs are rich in functionality & interactivity.
Flexible –AQTs can be used in a wide range of assessment types and subjects.
Convenient –AQTs can be added to any ContentProducer™ project at any time.
Meets Client Needs –AQTs are developed with client business needs in mind.
Quality –AQTs are developed to BTL’s high standards.
Easy to use – AQTs are designed and developed with usability in mind for both the item writer and the learner.
Further information about BTL’s AQT business unit can be found at http://www.btl.com/e-assessment-products/contentproducer/advanced-question-types/ and Chris Fearn is available by email at to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone on +44 (0)1274 203271.