WASHINGTON (May 02, 2016) Achieve3000, the leader in online differentiated instruction, today announced that two of its solutions were named finalists for the 2016 SIIA CODiE Awards. Achieve3000’s Pro earned recognition in the Best Reading/English/Language Arts Instructional Solution category, while Acheive3000’s Access was selected in the Best ESL, ELL or World Language Acquisition Solution category.
The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for over 30 years. The awards offer 91 categories that are organized by industry focus on either education technology or business technology. The two Achieve3000 solutions were among 160 finalists across 29 education technology categories.
Winners will be announced during a virtual award ceremony on May 18. The top honor of best overall educational product will be presented at Education Industry Symposium, the nation’s leading education technology conference, in Denver on July 26. The announcement will take place during a special celebration party and dinner.
Achieve3000 specializes in cloud-based, differentiated learning solutions for school-aged youth as well as adult learners. It has helped millions of students worldwide to improve their reading and writing skills, master increasingly rigorous academic standards, and prepare for high-stakes assessments.
Achieve3000’s family of Pro literacy solutions (KidBizPro® for grades 2-5, TeenBizPro® for grades 6-8, and EmpowerPro™ for grades 9-12) empowers all students to succeed in mixed-ability classrooms and extends teachers’ reach without increasing workloads or time demands. By differentiating the same grade-appropriate content at 12 reading levels in English and 7 in Spanish and providing robust scaffolds for struggling students and English language learners, Pro ensures all learners have the opportunity to work with grade-appropriate informational text. In addition, the adaptive content system continually monitors each student’s reading performance and automatically increases the level of text complexity when it detects that an individual is ready for more challenge, steadily moving students up level by level. This methodology has been proven to accelerate student learning, doubling or even tripling expected reading gains when used as little as twice a week.
Achieve3000 developed the Access family of differentiated literacy solutions (KidBizAccess® for grades 2-5, TeenBizAccess® for grades 6-8, and EmpowerAccess™ for grades 9-12) for English language learners of all proficiency levels, from beginner to advanced. Built using the same innovative approach to differentiated instruction and proprietary adaptive content system as Pro, Access features classroom-tested linguistic scaffolds and a targeted student literacy routine specifically designed to meet the unique needs of ELL students and accelerate their language acquisition and literacy gains. Every lesson also provides point-of-use teacher recommendations, targeted lessons plans, and a correlation to ELL instruction best practices so educators have instant access to the resources they need to maximize their ELL students’ learning gains.
In addition, Achieve3000 has created specially tailored editions of Pro and Access for all 50 states, with lessons aligned to each state’s language arts, science, and social studies standards. Pro and Access further provide targeted and daily practice for today’s high-stakes state assessments.
We’re excited be recognized again for offering two of the best solutions to prepare students for the rigor of tomorrow’s colleges and careers,” said Saki Dodelson, Founder and CEO of Achieve3000. “As the leading literacy solution in today’s blended learning programs, Achieve3000 provides the only patented method of online differentiated instruction that’s proven to reach all learners one-on-one, at their individual reading levels, and accelerate their literacy gains. This is the fourth year in a row that Achieve3000 has been recognized for this prestigious award, and demonstrates the power for differentiated literacy instruction to help all learners succeed in school and beyond.
“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. They’re opening doors for learners of all ages.” said Karen Billings, vice president and managing director of ETIN.
About Achieve3000, Inc. Achieve3000 is the leader in online differentiated literacy instruction, serving over two million students worldwide. For nearly 15 years, the company has been reaching students at their individual reading levels to deliver significant learning gains, with many making double to triple the expected gains in a single school year. Based on decades of scientific research, Achieve3000’s solutions – Smarty Ants (for grades PreK-1), KidBiz3000 (for grades 2-5), TeenBiz3000 (for grades 6-8), Empower3000 (for grades 9-12), Spark3000 (for adult learners), and eScience3000 (for grades 6-8) – support core curriculum, Response to Intervention, English language learner, and special education instructional models as well as 21st-century education initiatives. From learning how to read to workforce readiness, Achieve3000 empowers all learners to develop the college and career literacy skills needed for academic, professional, and personal success. The company is based in Lakewood, N.J. Learn more about Achieve3000 online at www.achieve3000.com or by calling 888-968-6822.
About SIIA & ETIN 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. 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 PreK-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.
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