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

Potential date available for Remote Deployment Installations:  


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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.

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

Enhancements

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

Description: 

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

Description:

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

Description:

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.

Consolidate Assessment QTI files 

Pages/Feature:Build QTI Package
Users affected:Project Managers, Test Publishers

Description:

Previously, when exporting QTI with multiple exam forms(/assessments) in an exam group, each assessment (Exam Form) had its own xml file with the assessment details. We have consolidated the various assessment files into a single file named Assessment.xml. The QA_Review.xml file remains as is and is not consolidated with the assessments. For consistency, the generated object bank file is now renamed to ObjectBank.xml.

Previously, when exporting QTI, each section produced a separate xml file with the section details. We have consolidated all the section files into one file named Section.xml. Sections that are referenced by other sections are added before the referee section to prevent compilation errors. Section consolidation is also applicable for Object Bank QTI export.


Pages/Feature:  

Write Question, Write Case Question, Modify Questions in Review, Modify Questions from Examine Questions page

Description: 

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 ItemKey, 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.


 

 

Pages/Feature:  

Write Question, Write Case Question, Modify Questions in Review, Modify Questions from Examine Questions page

Description: 

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 ItemKey, 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.



Fixed Defects

Invalid margin style not stripped out of Rich Text Editor 

Pages/Feature:All pages that include the Rich Text Editor
Users affected:Project Managers, Item Writers, Reviewers, Observers

Description:

The Rich Text Editor was not stripping out invalid margin styles that did not comply with what is supported in the Pearson VUE test driver. This defect has been fixed so invalid margin styles are now stripped out.

In DT itembank 

Pages/Feature:All pages that include the Rich Text Editor
Users affected:Project Managers, Item Writers, Reviewers, Observers

Description:

When an Itembank Manager created a DT itembank and then tried to Insert → Dynamic Text → Photo-left in an item, when they submitted the item they were prohibited from submitting the item and an error message stated, "Margin in Question Stem is set in unit other than px or pt." This issue has been resolved.



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.