Certified scantron (scantron tested the lead in this BIC mechanical pencil and found it compatible for use on Scantrol guideline forms). For everyday. 1 BIC mechanical pencil = 2 1/2 woodcase pencils. Smooth writing lead does not smudge and erases cleanly. Lead advances quickly and easily. Always ready, sharp and accurate, BIC No. 2 Mechanical Pencils are the smart choice at test time. Perfect for standardized tests - certified by scantron. Made in France.