Renaissance Named 2019 SIIA CODiE Award Finalists in Three Categories

Renaissance Accelerated Reader, Renaissance myON Reader, and Renaissance Star 360 earn prestigious industry recognition

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (May 1, 2019)Renaissance®, a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, is proud to announce three of the organization’s products—Renaissance Accelerated Reader®, Renaissance myON® Reader, and Renaissance Star 360®—have been named 2019 SIIA CODiE Award finalists.

Accelerated Reader was named a finalist in the Best Learning Capacity-Building Solution category, myON Reader in the Best ESL, ELL or World Language Acquisition Solution category, and Star 360 in the Best Summative Student Assessment Solution category.

“To have educators and administrators recognize three of our products as finalists is an absolute honor,” said Todd Brekhus, chief product officer at Renaissance. “Together, the three form a complete literacy solution that combines assessment-driven reading practice and digital access, empowering educators to chart a path toward growth for students.”

Accelerated Reader equips educators with unparalleled insight into independent reading practice, research-proven goal setting tools, activities that span a variety of skills and text types, and a worldwide community of support. myON Reader is a student-centered, personalized learning program that gives students access to more than 6,000 enhanced digital books. Together, the two help students grow as readers.

On the assessment side, Star 360 delivers the valid, reliable screening, progress monitoring, and student growth data educators need to make informed decisions.

“I’m impressed by the level of innovation and creativity demonstrated by the SIIA CODiE Award finalists. These solutions are opening doors for learners of all ages by developing and utilizing new technologies to respond to student and educator needs,” added Ken Wasch, president of SIIA.

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 of education technology and business technology. Accelerated Reader, myON Reader, and Star 360 were honored as three of the 152 finalists across the 39 education technology categories.

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. Winners will be announced during a CODiE Award Celebration at the SIIA Annual Conference & CODiE Awards in San Francisco on June 13.

A full list of the finalists can be found here:

About Renaissance

Renaissance® is a global leader in pre-K–12 educational technology, 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 90 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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