IRVINE, CA -- (May 3, 2019) Learning Ovations, an organization dedicated to ensuring all children are reading at or above grade level by the end of third grade, today announced that the A2i Professional Support System was named a 2019 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the Best Emerging Technology Solution category. Award finalists represent applications, products and services from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the PreK-20 sector.
Learning Ovations’ deploys the ESSA-strong, research-based A2i Professional Support System, a technology platform that empowers K-3 educators to individualize instruction. Learning Ovations has conducted 13 years of rigorous research, seven randomized control trials, 2,000+ hours of classroom observations, 30+ peer review journals, proving that 94 percent of A2i students are able to read at, or above, grade level by the end of third grade. A2i is the only elementary education system that has conducted the highest level of research studies to confirm that teachers using A2i in their classrooms increase student outcomes.
“Learning Ovations is honored to be recognized as a CODiE finalist!” said Jay Connor, Founder and Chief Executive of Learning Ovations. “We successfully launched A2i in 114 schools during Fall 2018 and will expand into additional general education classrooms to support educators, so that we can radically improve reading outcomes on a systematic level. Thank you to SIAA for recognizing our rigorous research and transformative results.”
The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries and have recognized product excellence for more than 30 years. The awards offer 76 categories that are organized by industry focus of education technology and business technology. The A2i Professional Support System was honored as one of 139 finalists across the 32 education technology categories.
“The 2019 CODIE Award finalists represent the finest in innovation and creativity in educational technology,” said President Jeff Joseph at SIIA. “These breakthrough products are opening doors for learners of all ages by developing and utilizing new technologies to respond to diverse student and educator needs.”
The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry's only peer-reviewed awards program. Educators and administrators serve as judges and conduct the first-round review of all education nominees. Their scores determine the SIIA CODiE Award finalists, and SIIA members then vote on the finalist products. The scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners.
Details about each finalist are listed at https://www.siia.net/codie/2019-Finalists
About Learning Ovations
Learning Ovations’ mission is to ensure all children can read at or above grade level by the end of third grade. Founded to bring evidence-based, rigorously tested interventions and instructional practices to schools, this social benefits corporation aims to raise learning outcomes for all students. Learning Ovations combines technology and professional development to provide educators with the tools, data, and know-how to effectively individualize literacy instruction from kindergarten through third grade. The patented, A2i technology platform, coupled with professional development, has been proven to raise reading achievement for all students. Employing a professional support system linking language and literacy assessment results to recommendations for specific amounts and types of reading instruction through evidence-based algorithms, it continuously demonstrates the disruptive, yet positively transforming notion that all children can achieve full literacy, leading to more productive, happier lives.
About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards
The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence. For more information, visit siia.net/CODiE.
About Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA)
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 siia.net.