Scantron Corp., a leading provider of assessment tools and data collection systems, has just released ParSYSTEM 3.0, a complete testing management software system for educators.
“Now, our customers have the option of administering their tests electronically or in print, while pumping the results back into the same database,” explained Scantron president Larry Moore.
The software suite includes ParTEST, ParSCORE, and ParTEST Online, and allows users to import ParTEST files and launch them on a local area network. The new version offers the added ability to produce interactive testing and training instruments by supporting a long list of multimedia and graphic file formats.
All tests are password protected, and the system supports forward-only testing, practice testing, and the ability to bookmark unanswered questions. Users are also able to create and share item banks of questions and generate customized tests, and instructors can validate their questions by viewing the cumulative test scores for each test item. The programs can be purchased individually or as a suite for $1,445.