New Scanner Saves Teachers Time and Improves Testing Feedback

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The ZIP-scan(TM) Portable Scanner introduces the perfect computer companion to the teaching profession. This revolutionary personal scanner gives teachers and educators the ability to grade quizzes and tests right at their desk, during the class hour or even between classes. The ZIP-scan(TM) is a small portable unit and sits next to the teacher's computer. This breaks the time-honored tradition of gathering up a day's worth of test forms and running them through a large scanner that has to be centrally located because of sheer size and availability to all departments.

The ZIP-scan(TM) Portable Scanner introduces the perfect computer companion to the teaching profession. This revolutionary personal scanner gives teachers and educators the ability to grade quizzes and tests right at their desk, during the class hour or even between classes. The ZIP-scan(TM) is a small portable unit and sits next to the teacher's computer. This breaks the time-honored tradition of gathering up a day's worth of test forms and running them through a large scanner that has to be centrally located because of sheer size and availability to all departments.

The ZIP-scan(TM) allows immediate grade feedback to the student. Because the test is scored instantly as it falls through the scanner, students get their grade and can review missed answers before they even leave class.

Dean Moody, a Payson, Utah high school teacher has used a prototype scanner for several years. He explains, "It is so important to review the test as soon as possible. Students can still retain the correct answers if reviewed while the questions are still fresh in their minds. Once they leave the class their minds are focused on other subjects."

The test results are immediately entered into ZIP-scan's Test Wizard(TM) software program. These results can be directly imported into grade book programs, such as Jackson Software LLC's "GradeQuick(R)", Campusware(TM) "GradeSpeed(R)", Chancery Software Ltd.'s "WinSchool(R)", Misty City Software Inc.'s "GradeMachine(R)", and many others. Test summary reports, individual student reports, and analysis reports are created in Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) Reader(R) format for viewing and printing. The ZIP- scan(TM) can be shared between multiple users since the Test Wizard program provided with each unit has an unlimited user license.

The answer sheets can be printed on copiers or laser printers and used forever with no royalty cost. ZIP-scan, Inc. has broken the policy that users of OMR (Optical Mark Reader) scanners must purchase their answer sheets from the scanner manufacturer. This policy has provided competitors with multi-million dollar profits from the sale of premium priced forms. Through the use of multiple sheets, tests up to 300 questions are supported.

"Teachers are delighted that using a ZIP-scan(TM) saves them hours previously spent correcting tests and quizzes and then recording their scores," said Bruce Allred, President, ZIP-scan, Inc. "ZIP-scan, Inc. is proud to ease teacher workload while reducing educational operating costs."

The ZIP-scan(TM) is designed and manufactured in Salt Lake City, Utah, by ZIP-scan, Inc. The ZIP-scan(TM) multiple choice bubble sheet scanner is available for $1,995.00 and can be purchased at http://www.zip-scan.com

For more information, contact:

Allan Jones, VP of Marketing

ZIP-scan, Inc.

7684 Silver Lake Drive

Salt Lake City, UT 84121

Phone: 888-ZIP-SCAN (947-7226) or 801-947-0490

Web Address: http://www.zip-scan.com

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