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Date available on Pearson VUE Hosted Server:  Thursday, March 21, 2019

Potential date available for Remote Deployment Installations:  

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.


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.


Please be sure to review the Known Issues page to see a list of any continuing defects seen in the application.

Links to updated help topics


See Updated help topics in this release at the bottom of the page. A list of all the help topics that were updated in this release are listed with links to the topics.


Release Updates


The Reference Editor user interface was enhanced 

Pages/Feature:Write Question, Write Case Question, Modify Questions in Review, Modify Questions from Examine Questions page
Users affected:Project Managers, Item Writers, Reviewers

What changed: 

The Add Reference pop-up now lists just the Type of reference drop-down list, Add New Reference button, and the Existing reference field for users to type in an existing reference or select an existing reference from the list.

The Add New Reference pop-ups were cleaned up. All the reference fields are lined up vertically, the Component field has been moved to the bottom of the pop-up for all reference types. You can select Item, Key, or Distractor from the drop-down list. The Component text field has been enhanced. You can now enter up to 15,000 characters in the Component field. A vertical scroll bar appears if you have large amount of text.

If you have selected one of the reference Types from the drop-down list, clicked the Add New Reference button, entered various reference fields, and then select a different reference Type from the drop-down list, all the fields you entered are cleared out and you are returned to the beginning Add Reference pop-up. You must click the Add New Reference button again and enter the required fields.

 When you choose to edit an existing reference by clicking the Edit icon on the Reference accordion tab, the Edit reference pop-up window opens. You are unable to change the Type of reference. The Source name is the only field that is populated. All other reference fields are cleared and you must enter them.

The References accordion tab was cleaned up 

Pages/Feature:Write Question, Write Case Question, Modify Questions in Review, Modify Questions from Examine Questions page
Users affected:Project Managers, Item Writers, Reviewers

What Changed:

The References accordion tab was enhanced to accommodate the change in the Component field. When a component is present for a reference it is listed on the right half of the page. Long Source names either wrap on the left half of the page when a component is present, or they stretch across the entire tab and wrap to the next line when components are not not present in the reference.

Question Metadata tab was cleaned up


Pages/Feature:Question Summary (from Draft Rejected tab), Review Questions, Validate Questions, Observe Questions
Users affected:Project Managers, Item Writers, Reviewers, Validators, Observers

What changed:

The Question Metadata tab has been cleaned up so it is easier to read the data. We have implemented a 20/80 layout with the labels on the left side and the content all aligned vertically on the right side of the tab. The Question ID, Revision Code, Language, and Language Group fields have been moved on the page. Language group was renamed to Translation group, and Other Language Questions was renamed to Translated questions.


Users Affected


When does this happen?Outcome


All pages dealing with item lockingProject Managers,
Item Writers,
New Item Locking functionalityWhen items are manually or automatically checked-out.

New Item Locking functionality was introduced with this release.

For comprehensive details on the new functionality, see the Item Locking topic.


Fixed Defects

Updated help topics in this release 

The following help topics were updated in this release. Click the link to view the details on each topic.

  • General changes - we are slowing transitioning from the use of the word question and switching to the word item instead. Item is a better description since not all items are questions. You can have an exhibit or a display item which do not ask a question, they simply provide information to the candidate. Item is a more generic term.
  • Chapter 2 - Develop Items

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