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Whilst there’s much talk about the efficiencies of digital exams, for many, paper exam delivery is still a significant and integral part of their exam operations.

If you’re responsible for the day-to-day administration and delivery of these exams, streamlining the process is high on the agenda. So, what are the ‘must-haves’ for running efficient paper-based exams?

Printed OMR Sheets

OMR answer sheets such as Speedwell or DRS sheets are specially designed exam answer sheets for use with optical mark recognition (OMR) technology. This technology allows the scanning and automatic marking of exam answers when used in conjunction with a dedicated scanner such as a Scantron or DRS Scanner.

Printing OMR Sheets such as Speedwell or DRS sheets is a specialist service, and so their design, print accuracy and trimming are vital for successful scanning.

At Speedwell, we’re able to help with the design and print of these sheets. Our print professionals manage OMR print runs every week – and so can help manage the process for you every step of the way. That’s why 99% of customers who use an OMR scanner supplied by us also ask us to manage their print runs.

An OMR Scanner

If using Speedwell or DRS OMR sheets, then an OMR scanner such as a Scantron or DRS Scanner is an essential piece of equipment.

Our exam software will work with both Scantron and DRS scanners. We can write decodes that allow DRS sheets to be used with our software and scanners. So, if you’re looking to upgrade your scanner you have the flexibility to choose what’s best for you.

The Right Support

Whilst we may not like to anticipate problems, having the right back-up support if they do arise is invaluable. We offer support contracts for all of our software and Scantron Scanners. These agreements are tailored to your needs and can offer limited or unlimited support. You can choose a combination of hardware and/or software support. Additionally, OMR scanner maintenance and repair is available as well as hardware troubleshooting, if required.

We’ve been helping our customers deliver world-class exams for over 30 years. Our systems support both paper-based and digital exams (offline and online). We’re committed to supporting you whatever your exam needs.

Get in Touch

If you’d like to find out more about our software, OMR Scanners or sheets, get in touch. Call our sales team on +44 (0) 1223 851703 or email