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Date available on Pearson VUE Hosted Server: December 22nd 2016

Date available for Remote Deployment Installations: December 30th 2016

Why is there a delay of releases for remote deployment installations?


There is usually a slight delay of releases for remote deployment installations while code is compiled and packaged into an installer package.

Are any import templates affected in this release?


There are no changes to import files in this release.


This list is a summary of planned changes for the release and the final list of changes included may be different. Please check back after the release date for the complete list of changes included.

Updates and New Features












Users Affected


When does this happen?Outcome


View ExamsManagersTranslated Exams

When Clients create translated exams from a source English exam. It is time consuming to create exams manually when they are exact duplicates apart from the item language. Users need to be able to create language versions of a source exam by selecting the original exam, creating a copy with a new language code and swapping out the items with that language code.

  1. Adding cases to translated section report (case is not a section).
  2. Translating a section - swap cases (case is not a section).
  3. Translate exam - swap cases (both scenarios of case is a section and when the case is not a section).
  4. Adding cases to translated exam report (both sceranios of case is a section and case is not a section).
  5. Ability to clone section with cases.
View ExamManagersAbility to add multiple items and sections to Exams.Currently in ExamDeveloper a user cannot add the same item to multiple sections. The default behaviour for most clients is to not want an item to appear multiple times. However, this enhancements provides the ability to add multiple items and sections to Exams
  1. Add a project level setting to allow items to exist in multiple sections. This should not be allowed by default
  2. Allow one or more section with the same items to be added to a test if the project level setting is set to allow the same item in multiple sections.
ImportManagersImport spreadsheet item in XML formatFor allowing the ability to Review and Edit spreadsheet item once imported.Provides the ability to import a spreadsheet item in XML format for revieing and editing the item.Enhancement
Set Standard > Evaluate RatingMangers, Standard SetterProvide accurate calculation for the range and average range when Setting Standard

When evaluating the rating, calculation should drop users with no rating and remove that user from count of users (for average calc). so that the average range is calculated based on the question ratings.

If the item was not rated, the final difficulty rating for it, now shows up blank instead containing a "0"Update
Prepare Assets > Examine AssetMangersUsers unable to choose review states when changing asset state

Users are unable to select one of the asset review states when trying to change the state either through examining the asset or batching editing.

Looks like this started in 1608.  The behavior is also incorrect in 1609

Asset state as per configuration can be changed from examine assets and batch editUpdate
ManageItembank> ItemSimilarity tab OR Manage>ProjectBank>Item SimilarityItem Bank Manager, Project MangerItem Comparison search should be excluding items in the the following states: Draft, Rejected, Imported, and Obsolete

The following item states are not expected to be included in the Item Similarity results: Draft, Rejected, Imported, and Obsolete


Draft, Imported, Rejected and Obsolete state questions are excluded from similarity score comparisonUpdate
Manage Item Bank>click Edit Criteria link User unable to make changes to Item Comparison criteria when 'Enter specific words' text box is empty

 If adding "stop" words to the item comparison "specific words" text box, save the configuration, Later unable to remove the "stop" words and save the configuration with an empty text box.

WorkAround: Replace the word with a space and click Save

"Stop" words from the "enter specific criteria"  are removed when words are deleted by user and user selects "stop" word list as option for configurationUpdate
Viewing Item within Test DriverItem Bank ManagerPDF doesn't expand along with pop-up window when resizingWhen a PDF is attached as a pop-up exhibit there is a material tag that is generated in the QTI during export that seems to prevent the PDF from expanding when the pop-up window is expanded. After removing this material tag the PDF does fully expand with the window.Extra <mattext/> not exporting in itempool.xml. Split-screen exhibit also worked as expected within Test Driver.Fix




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