Lexmark in Education: Testing and Grading Solution Success Stories

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District


  • Previously used the traditional centralized model of printing bubble sheets, distributing them to each school, and then collecting and shipping them back to a central location for scanning.
  • By the time bubble sheets were generated, shipped out, and reached teachers, new students often had entered the district and others may have moved to a different school
  • Agreement was universal that the entire process of generating and handling student testing bubble-sheets was in need of an overhaul.


  • Lexmark installed a multifunction printer (MFP) that combines a business- class laser printer, copier, scanner, and fax machine into a single, fully networked compact unit.
  • Lexmark was able to provide total integration with the district’s internal systems.
  • Through the use of Lexmark management software, the district is now able to track paper and toner use at each device.


  • 99% reduction in time for teachers to scan bubble sheets and receive results (from days to minutes)
  • With 80 MFPs, teachers now print bubble sheets on demand
  • Elimination of the expense grading distribution and collection expenses
  • Elimination of delays associated with central site generation, distribution, and collection.

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