Renaissance Named SIIA Education Technology 2017 CODiE Award Winner

Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360 receives prestigious industry award

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (July 31, 2017)Renaissance®, the leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics, announces that Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360® received a 2017 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Learning Capacity-Building Solution. Accelerated Reader 360, which engages K–12 students in independent and close-reading practice, was honored among 35 award winners across 34 education technology categories.

“Accelerated Reader 360 is a great tool for encouraging reading, which supports learning in all academic areas indirectly,” commented one of Renaissance’s SIIA-appointed judges. “The goal of this system is to develop students’ love of reading, and this is accomplished by matching the right student with the right book at the right reading level…Accelerated Reader 360 definitely holds the crown with [its] ability to host the content and to present it to the students at appropriate levels for the learner.”

The CODiE Award winners were announced during a ceremony in San Francisco on July 26 at the Education Impact Symposium, hosted by the Education Technology Industry Network, a division of SIIA. Educators and administrators served as judges for the first-round review of nominees to determine the education finalists, and SIIA members then voted on the finalist products. The scores from both rounds were tabulated to determine the winners.

“The CODiE Awards mean a lot to Renaissance because they are the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards,” said Mike Evans, interim CEO at Renaissance. “We are honored to receive this distinguished recognition and will continue to work closely with educators and administrators around the world to innovate our offerings and strive toward a mission that’s at the heart of each and every Renaissance solution—accelerating learning for all.”

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries and have been recognizing product excellence for more than 30 years. The awards offer 93 categories, organized by industry focus, in education technology and business technology.

A full list of the winners appears here: For more information about Accelerated Reader 360, visit:

About Renaissance

Renaissance® is the leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics—enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students, allowing time for what matters—creating energizing learning experiences in the classroom. Founded by parents, upheld by educators, and enriched by data scientists, Renaissance knows learning is a continual journey—from year to year and for a lifetime. Our data-driven, personalized solutions are currently used in over one-third of U.S. schools and more than 60 countries around the world. For more information, visit

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

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