January 3, 2017 “Teaching Assistant®” Receives Prestigious “Pick” Award from the Analysts at BLI

Business application from KYOCERA Document Solutions America simplifies creating, printing, grading, and analysis of “fill in the bubble” tests.

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – December 22, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced that its business application Teaching Assistant® has been honored with a 2017 Pick award as “Outstanding Education Market Solution” from the analysts at Buyers Lab (BLI), and has received its prestigious Gold Tested Solution rating.

BLI is the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging software, hardware, and services, and its coveted Pick award recognize the most impressive solutions evaluated by BLI during the previous 12-month test cycle. BLI’s analysts were impressed with Teaching Assistant’s ease-of-use and wide range of analytical tools, calling it an affordable solution for any school looking to assess student performance more efficiently.

Teaching Assistant® is an MFP-based application that enables teachers to create and print multiple-choice “fill in the bubble” test forms, as well as grade and analyze completed tests automatically by scanning the answer key and answer sheets. The analytical tools include a grade-range histogram, top 10 easiest/hardest questions, and a combined student performance chart.

“Kyocera’s Teaching Assistant® is a time-saving, education-enhancing tool for teachers,” said Jamie Bsales, Director, Office Workflow Solutions Analysis at BLI. “It streamlines many of the processes involved in multiple-choice testing, helping teachers spend more time on other important classroom activities.”

Optional integration with Microsoft Excel provides even greater insight, enabling teachers to use a PC to create tests, perform additional analysis, and chart test results. With Teaching Assistant®, educators have a deeper understanding of overall class performance, including which subject or content areas that may need further emphasis.

Teaching Assistant® is among more than 60 business applications offered by Kyocera to help companies and schools alike capture, distribute, and manage their documents more efficiently and cost-effectively.

“Kyocera is proud of Teaching Assistant®, as well as this recognition from Buyers Lab,” said Danielle Wolowitz, Vice President, Corporate Marketing Division for KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “The application is designed to help teachers do what they do best: teach.”

ABOUT KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AMERICA

KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc. (www.usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com), headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is a leading provider of computer-connectable document imaging and document management systems, including network-ready digital MFPs/printers, laser printers, color MFPs/printers, digital laser facsimiles, and multifunctional and wide format imaging solutions. KYOCERA Document Solutions America is a group company of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., a core company of the KYOCERA Corporation, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components.

KYOCERA Document Solutions America, the first document solutions company with third-party certified sales data, has received numerous honors for its products’ high performance, reliability and cost efficiency. KYOCERA Corporation's consolidated net revenues exceeded $13.32 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2016.

About Buyers Laboratory LLC Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world's leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products’ strengths and weaknesses and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support.

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