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Renaissance Named 2020 SIIA CODiE Finalist in Four Categories

Star Assessments, myON, and Schoolzilla all earn prestigious industry recognition.

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (Apr. 7, 2020)Renaissance, a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, is proud to announce that three of the organization’s products—Star Assessments, myON, and Schoolzilla—have been named 2020 SIIA CODiE Award finalists.

Star Assessments were named a finalist in the Best Summative Student Assessment Solution category, myON in both the Best ESL, ELL, or World Language Acquisition Solution category and the Best Education Cloud-Based Solution category, and Schoolzilla in the Best Data Solution category.

“It’s an honor for not one or two, but three of our products to be recognized,” said Todd Brekhus, chief product officer at Renaissance. “Together, Star Assessments and Schoolzilla provide educators with a powerful, complete view of their students, while myON continues to put books in the hands of students—now more than ever with remote learning taking place across the US.”

myON is a digital reading platform that provides students with 24/7 access to thousands of fiction and nonfiction books and news articles—in English, Spanish, and additional languages. Built-in close reading tools, customizable literacy projects, and a large collection of nonfiction titles support lesson plans centered on reading and writing skills.

Star Assessments deliver valid, reliable screening and progress monitoring to give educators the data they need to make informed decisions, while Schoolzilla’s data-driven dashboards give educators actionable insights into trends in student attendance and achievement, helping them to identify opportunities to improve outcomes for all learners.

Acknowledged as the premier awards program for the software and information industries for 35 years, the SIIA CODiE Awards are produced by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software, education, media, and digital content industries. Star Assessments, myON, and Schoolzilla were honored as three of the 157 finalists across the 35 education technology categories.

“We are thrilled to unveil the 2020 CODiE Award finalists, the best in education technology,” said SIIA President Jeff Joseph. “These exciting innovations are setting the pace to improve outcomes in education for students, educators, and administrators.”

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 account for 80% of the overall score. SIIA members then vote on the finalist products. The scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners.

Winners will be announced during an online winner announcement celebration on May 19, 2020.

A full list of the finalists can be found here:

About Renaissance

As a global leader in assessment, reading, and math solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts, Renaissance is committed to providing educators with insights and resources to accelerate growth and help all students build a strong foundation for success. Renaissance solutions are used in over one-third of US schools and in more than 90 countries worldwide. The Renaissance portfolio includes Star Assessments, for reliable, accurate insights into K–12 student learning; myIGDIs, for accurate assessment of early learning; myON, to increase students’ access to high-quality reading materials; Accelerated Reader, to support independent reading practice; Freckle, for teacher-led differentiated instruction; and Schoolzilla, to give educators actionable insights into trends in student attendance and achievement. 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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