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Technical Overview of the OSCAR System

OSCAR is a testing system that ties together all of your schools into a district-wide assessment network. By leveraging existing technology assets, OSCAR is an enterprise-wide solution that can be deployed with little additional cost to the district and no disruption to traditional assessment practices

Data Flow DIAGRAM
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Technology powering OSCAR
components

Component Overview - The OSCAR system runs like a standard web-based application and the components consist of servers and network management tools.
  • Application Server: OSCAR runs on MS Server 2003 or better; IIS v6+ components installed
    • OSCAR scripts installed on the server; ASP, Server-Side Includes and parent-pathing must be enabled.
    • MS SQL Server 2005 with OSCAR database installed.
  • Lexmark Document Solutions Server: LDSS runs on MS Server 2003 SP2 32bit. It can be installed on the same application server as OSCAR or it can be hosted on a separate server; an additional component installed is the Remark OCR module.
    • OSCAR XDD/Workflow Composer scripts installed on server to manage scanner data.
    • Remark OCR/OMR templates installed on the server.
  • Firewall (Hosted Installation Only): Firewall managed with LDSS ports opened.
  • Internet Connectivity (Hosted Installation Only): Internet connectivity enabled between LDSS server and the remote application server.
  • Lexmark Scanner: Any Lexmark multi-function printer that is able to connect to an LDSS and process OCR.
    • OSCAR scanner profile derived from XDD-script on the controlling LDSS.


STANDARD DISTRICT-HOSTED SOLUTION
local network

The customer would provide these components if they elected for a site-based installation.

Server
  • MS Windows Server 2003 or better; minimum specs for application server; 2.3+Ghz, 2GB RAM, 200+GB Storage
  • MS SQL 2005 or MS SQL 2008
  • Windows Server 2003 32bit version(x86) for Lexmark Document Solutions Server
  • Internet Information Services (IIS 6+ or better)
  • Persits AspPDF Single Server License info...

Lexmark Scanner(s)
  • x640 series or x650 series
  • Licensed to access Lexmark Document Solutions Server

Network Configuration/Setup

  • Remote Access or VPN provided to OSCAR support technician
  • Registered domain name for OSCAR installation; e.g. oscar.yourdistrict.net

ALTERNATE OFFSITE-HOSTING SOLUTION
network

The customer would provide these components if they elected for a hosted installation.

Server
  • Windows Server 2003 32bit version(x86) for Lexmark Document Solutions Server

Lexmark Scanner(s)
  • x640 series or x650 series
  • Licensed to access Lexmark Document Solutions Server

Network Configuration/Setup

  • Remote Access or VPN provided to OSCAR support technician

 

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OSCAR SCHOOLS ARE:

  • Focused on local, authentic and sustainable assessment practices
  • Using data to drive continuous school improvement
  • Aligning their curriculum with their school-specific instructional goals
  • Improving student performance on state testing through local standardized and formative assessment.

CONTACT US

OSCARSchool.net
Philadelphia, PA

E-Mail: info@oscarschool.net