Surpass Reading Program ServiceAutomatically updates MARC records with reading levels for The Lexile Framework
Save time, maximize investment
Manually entering program data is time-consuming. RPS’ automated service updates records while you care for your patrons. RPS makes books easier to find, increasing circulation and maximizing your reading program investment.
Surpass RPS offers the convenience other services lack
Because Surpass RPS is built right into Surpass, you won’t have to manually import and export as required by other update services.
How to use Surpass RPS
Subscribe to RPS for each reading program your school uses. To update, open Surpass Central. Select RPS from the materials menu and choose update. During the automatic update, MARC records are matched by title, author and ISBN to enhance all holdings of each title.
Students and teachers easily find appropriate books
With enhanced records in your database, your patrons can then limit searches based on reading level, point value, or quiz availability.
Reading program information teachers need is available with an easy OPAC search. When teachers help students with their selections or guide them to the OPAC, you strengthen cooperation between the classroom and the media center. Educators can use Lexile values to find materials suitable for individuals as well as specific groups of students.
By supplying a list of quizzes you own, Surpass RPS flags records with a test available (see below; highlighting added for emphasis). This helps distinguish these materials from books with AR or SRC information provided by your book jobber but for which you don’t own a quiz.