ParScore

Standalone/Client Requirements

Hardware

Minimum Machine
Intel Quad Core (Xeon or i5)
3.3 GHz
6 GB RAM
20 GB free disk space

Recommended Machine
Intel Quad Core
(Xeon or i5)
3.3 GHz
8 GB RAM
30 GB free disk space

Operating System

  • Windows 7 (64 bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
  • Windows 10 (64 bit)

Browser

n/a

Network Server Requirements

Hardware

Minimum Machine
Intel Quad Core (Xeon or i5)
3.3 GHz
6 GB RAM
20 GB free disk space

Recommended Machine
Intel Quad Core
(Xeon or i5)
3.3 GHz
8 GB RAM
30 GB free disk space

Operating System

Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)

Browser

n/a

ParTest

Standalone/Client Requirements

Hardware

Pentium processor with 1 GHz – 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)
40 GB Hard Disk (minimum of 20 GB of available space)
1 GB Memory

Operating System

  • Windows 7 (64 bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
  • Windows 10 (64 bit)

Browser

n/a

Network Server Requirements

Hardware

Pentium processor with 1 GHz – 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)
3 GB of available space per user
1 GB Memory

Operating System

Windows Server 2012 (32- or 64-bit)

Browser

n/a

ParTest Online

Standalone/Client Requirements

Hardware

Pentium processor with 1 GHz – 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)
16 GB available hard disk space (32‐bit) or 20 GB (64‐bit)
1 GB RAM (32‐bit) or 2 GB RAM (64‐bit)
DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
Monitor – 1680 x 1050 resolution

Operating System

  • Windows 7 (64 bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
  • Windows 10 (64 bit)

Browser

  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge

Network Server Requirements

Hardware

Processor – Quad core, 3 GHz or faster
100 MB available hard disk space
8 GB Memory
Monitor – 1024 x 768 or higher resolution

Operating System

Windows Server 2012 R2 (32- or 64-bit)
Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.5 or later

Browser

  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge

General Notes

  • ParScore, ParTest, and ParTest Online are UAC compliant.
  • You must have Administrative Rights to install or uninstall ParScore, ParTest, or ParTest Online.
  • You can only run one instance of ParScore or ParTest at one time. Fast User Switching is not supported in ParScore or ParTest.
  • ParScore and ParTest are both supported in virtualized environments.

ParScore

  • You can migrate ParScore courses from ParScore v 6.5.4.79 and higher.
  • Scantron provides migration services for converting existing custom printed forms from prior ParScore versions.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer users must allow pop-ups and click Allow blocked content when opening help.

Scantron Scanners

You must have installed the latest Scantron Scanner Utilities for the scanner configured for ParScore. ParScore 7.3 supports USB 2.0 scanner connections and the following Scantron scanners:

  • iNSIGHT 20, 20 Plus & 30
  • iNSIGHT 4 & 4ES
  • OpScan 4, 4ES, 6, & 8
  • Scanmark ES 2010, 2260, & 2800*
    *RS232 connection (Keyspan USB serial adapter recommended, if needed)

Please Note: Depending upon the customer environment, concurrent network scanning may cause a performance degradation during peak processing times.

Scantron Forms

Please visit the Scantron Store for compatible ParSystem forms. Contact your Scantron sales representative for custom form options.

Performance and Data Size

ParScore uses Microsoft® Access™ as the database to store data, therefore the maximum data size used in ParScore cannot be more than 2 GB. Keep in mind the following parameters when addressing performance:

  • ParScore performance may be affected as the database size increases.
  • You do not need to restrict the number of courses, as long as the total size of all the courses does not push the Microsoft Access database beyond its 2 GB limit.
  • Course objects, such as the number of students and score columns, may affect performance. ParScore 7.3 performs acceptably with a course with 1,000 students and 20-25 score columns.
  • ParScore 7.3 supports up to 18,000 students (performance may be affected at that level).

ParTest

  • Item banks from ParTest v6.5.1.1 can be migrated to ParTest v7 and higher.

ParTest Online

  • ParTest Online is limited to 100 concurrent users, including administrators.
  • ParTest Online, including browser access, is supported in virtualized server environments.

ParTest Online Installation Notes

  • Scantron recommends using a dedicated server for ParTest Online. If this is not possible, please notify Scantron about any preinstalled software to ensure a smooth installation process.
  • Before installing ParTest Online, ensure Internet Information Services (IIS) is set up and configured. (Note: In Advanced settings of the IIS app pool, ensure Enable 32-bit applications is set to True.)
  • Before installing ParTest Online, create any supporting websites.