We are available to assist all faculty who wish to have their exams copied and/or scored and provide training and equipment for those who are interested in operating the copier and/or PAR Score program themselves. As a public service and for our students, we contract with other universities and testing companies to administer tests following the National College Testing Association’s Professional Standards and Guidelines.
“PAR” stands for Preparation, Analysis and Record keeping. The PAR Center offers services to faculty, staff and students of Life University.
Testing Coordinator: Cynthia Stewart – Cynthia.Stewart@LIFE.edu
Standardized Test Manager: Brianna Thompson – Brianna.Thompson@LIFE.edu
PAR Center Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
Location: College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies Room 127
PAR Center Services
Exam Copying – This service is available to all members of the faculty. Exams may be left in the PAR Center for duplication and will be ready for pickup within 48 hours. A color copier is available for faculty use.
Scanning and Scoring – The PAR Center operates PARSCORE, a software program developed by Economics Research, Inc. Its functions are computerized test scoring, test analysis and electronic grade bookkeeping. The PARSCORE program has the capability to generate attendance rosters with dated columns for manual attendance record keeping, item analysis of test questions, score distributions, histograms and rosters with test scores and cumulative grades.
Exam scoring and grade bookkeeping are available to all faculty members. To participate in this system, courses must be registered with the PAR Center each quarter. Please allow 24 hours for processing.
Tests Administered on Campus
Standardized Test Administration – The PAR Center administers external testing for Life University students and as a service to the community.
October 27, 2018
December 8, 2018
February 9, 2019
April 13, 2019
June 8, 2019
Contact for Registration:
Test:Castle Worldwide Inc.
Dates: Contact Castle Worldwide, Inc.
Test: Correspondence/Independent Study
Dates: Call to schedule
Contact for Registration: PAR Center
Dates: Call to schedule
Contact for Registration: Electrical Generating System Assn
September 8, 2018
November 17, 2018
January 26, 2019
March 30, 2019
Contact for Registration: Law School Admission Council
November 10, 2018
March 23, 2019
August 10, 2019
November 9, 2019
Contact for Registration: MPRE Application Department
October 6, 2018
November 3, 2018
December 1, 2018
March 9, 2019
May 4, 2019
June 1, 2019
Contact for Registration: The College Board
Independent Study Exams
Life University offers an Independent Study Program designed for students who are participating in distance learning and/or degree efforts with another school. The testing staff will be responsible for maintaining the security of exam materials, checking identification of students, and administering exams in accordance with specific guidelines set by each institution and professor.
“Computer Based Tests” and “Pencil and paper” independent exams are administered by appointment at 9:00 a.m. on most Fridays. The cost is $20 per hour of testing time. Payment must be made in the form of a check or money order payable to Life University. Students should contact Brianna Thompson at (770) 426-2723 to schedule a testing appointment. Photo identification is required for admission to take an examination.