Edmentum Named SIIA Education Technology CODiE Award™ Finalist

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Edmentum Named SIIA Education Technology CODiE Award™ Finalist

Plato Courseware and Study Island earn prestigious education industry recognition

April 13, 2016 - Minneapolis

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Edmentum, a leading provider of online and mobile learning solutions, announced that two of its products, Plato Courseware and Study Island, have been named finalists for the 2016 SIIA CODiE™ Awards. Plato Courseware is a finalist for Best College and Career Readiness Solution, and Study Island is a finalist for Best Student Assessment Solution. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries and have been recognizing product excellence for 30 years. The awards offer 91 categories that are organized by industry focus of education technology and business technology.

Winners will be announced during a virtual award ceremony on May 18. The top honor of best overall educational product will be presented at the Education Industry Symposium, a leading national education technology conference, in Denver on July 26. The announcement will take place during a special celebration party and dinner.

Edmentum recently expanded its Plato Courseware offering to include an industry-leading Career and Technical Education (CTE) Course Library of over 100 full semester courses. This new collection is designed to empower career exploration and readiness with customizable courses covering all 16 nationally recognized Career Clusters®. These courses cover a breadth of topics that allow students to learn and explore the skills needed for careers that interest them. Additionally, they cover a depth of content that provides pathways toward job readiness and career certification.

Edmentum’s Study Island is a robust, rigorous, and dynamic formative classroom solution that gives teachers a way to individualize instruction, pinpoint student difficulties, monitor student progress and prepare students for end-of-year assessments. Study Island is leading the way in customizing content and is committed to maintaining a tight alignment to K–12 math, ELA, science, and social studies standards and to meeting the ever-changing needs of schools and districts to improve student outcomes.

“We are honored and excited to have not only one but two of our solutions nominated as finalists for the CODiE Awards,” said Rob Rueckl, president and CEO of Edmentum. “This recognition emphasizes Edmentum’s commitment to providing comprehensive solutions and industry-leading expertise to drive student achievement.”

“Every year, the list of CODIE finalists is a case study of how the ed tech industry is using new technologies in combination with knowledge about how people learn to respond to customer needs,” said Karen Billings, vice president and managing director of the Education Technology Industry Network of SIIA (ETIN).. “They’re opening doors for learners of all ages.” Details about each finalist are listed at http://www.siia.net/codie/Finalists

About SIIA
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is an umbrella association representing 800+ technology, data, and media companies globally. Industry leaders work through SIIA’s divisions to address issues and challenges that impact their industry segments with the goal of driving innovation and growth for the industry and each member company.  This is accomplished through in-person and online business development opportunities, peer networking, corporate education, intellectual property protection, and government relations. For more information, visit www.siia.net.

About ETIN
ETIN (the Education Technology Industry Network of SIIA) is the leading voice for 200+ companies that provide software applications, digital content, online learning services, and related technologies across the PK-20 sector. ETIN drives growth and innovation within the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities, government relations, and critical ed tech market information. For more information, visit www.siia.net/etin.

About Edmentum, Inc.
Edmentum, Inc. is a leading provider of online learning solutions designed to drive learner achievement for academic and career success. With more than 50 years of experience driving significant advances in the industry, Edmentum offers a wide variety of innovative solutions spanning a multitude of program areas to move education forward. For more information, visit edmentum.com.

Edmentum, Plato Courseware, and Study Island are trademarks of Edmentum, Inc.