ParSCORE is computer software that works in conjunction with the OpScan 4ES machine housed in CIRT. Exams are graded and stored in a grade book, which can be exported to a comma delimited file and then opened with Excel or uploaded to CanvasParscore form for posting. The ParSCORE system takes some time to set up, but offers extensive reporting and analysis options.


Click here to compare features between the OpScan 4ES  machine housed in CIRT and the 888P+ machine provided by ITS at the Help Desk in the Thomas G. Carpenter library.. 


The PC and software that run the scanner are located in Building 1, Room 1801. If you have questions contact us by e-mailing or by calling us at x.3927.  



Setting up your course for the Scantron

Before you can grade your forms your course must be setup in the Scantron Software. This has to be done for every course, each semester. Don't worry, we'll do it for you. If you'd like you can request that your course be setup in advance using the form below. Please plan in advance and be patient, it may take us up to two business days to complete this request.



Course Request Form 


Schedule an appointment to use the Scantron:


If your class enrollment is larger than 100 students, please reserve two consecutive time slots.





 Before you give a test


  • Be sure students use ParScore TestForm F-289-PAR-L, available in the bookstore.
  • Be aware that the Scantron machine will only score the front side of the form (questions 1 - 100).
  • Prepare the test key(s) using ParScore TestForm F-289-PAR-L 
  • Be aware that each version of a test must have a separate test key form with the appropriate form letter marked in the Test Form section.
  • Be aware that tests may have extra credit questions.
  • Inform students of the proper way to bubble as shown here.  They must bubble in their n-number.

Directions for Use 


Test Scoring & Analysis Guide
Quick Scoring Directions


Statistical measures available through ParSCORE: