ParScore provides an integrated system for scoring tests, building a grade book, and printing statistical reports using a SCANTRON optical reader. For example, instructors run their students' test sheets through the Scantron machine which will gather the test data into statistical reporting formats. The system is supportive of instructor exam analysis and student exam record keeping.

ParScore is housed in Academic Technology Services, AS Bldg., room 120. 

  • Users must have an account established on the ParScore workstation.
  • To request a ParScore account or technical support, contact Aurora Luksetich

You can print (or print to PDF, which is highly recommended) statistical reports about your exam(s).

Popular ParScore Reports:

  • Class Response Report: prints a list of the students’ test responses for each version of the test.
  • Item Analysis Report (Standard, Detailed): this is a statistical report that provides a detailed distractor analysis based on raw scores. Each test version is generated separately.
  • Roster Report: this report contains the details displayed on the Roster tab.
  • Score Distribution Report: This report provides an analysis of how student scores are distributed for the total or a specific test. A Percentile or Histogram view is available.
  • Student Test Report (Detailed, Standard, Basic):   this report provides each student with details on a specific test. The Answer Key is not included by default. Note: As the default prints one student report per page, please provide your own paper for printing, or bring a USB and Print to PDF.

ParScore Reports that might be useful:

  • Answer Key Report: prints the answer key for the selected Category. This is sometimes printed when partial credit has been assigned.
  • Grading Criteria Report and Chart: this report prints the data displayed on the criteria tab of the graph format from MSGraph 8.0.
  • Course List Report: prints a list of the courses from the Course List Screen – includes the File Reference Number used by ParSCORE.
  • Error Log Report: this report tracks the rejected forms that occurred during scanning.

ParScore Reports that are available if needed:

  • Consolidated Item Analysis Report (Standard, Detailed):  this is a statistical report that provides a detailed distractor analysis based on raw scores. Prints a consolidated Item Analysis combining all versions into one report.
  • Progress Report and Assignment Sheet: this report is generated per student and indicates their progress based on the Assignment Sheet you create.
  • Student Enrollment Report (Standard, Detailed): this report provides a list of the enrolled students.
  • Student Profile Report: this report provides the three optional columns from the student tab in the categories you select, with or without the student name. *indicates most commonly used Reports.


ParScore Scantron Forms Guide

ParScore requires specific Scantron forms. The most popular are listed below.  To view the individual forms, click on the form number.

Form Title No. of Items No. of Choices Form Number
Student Enrollment Sheet (Red) 150 5 F-288-PAR-L
Test Sheet (Red) 200 5 F-289-PAR-L
Student Enrollment Sheet with Mini-Blue Book (Purple) 200 5 F-1712-PAR-L
Test Sheet 8000 (Green) 100 5 X-101864-PAR-L

ParScore Scantron Form Examples

F-288-PAR-L Side 1
F-288-PAR-L Side 2

F-289-PAR-L Side 1
F-289-PAR-L side 2

F-1712-PAR-L Side 1

X-101864-PAR-L Side 1
X-101864-PAR-L Side 2