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Renaissance Receives SIIA CODiE Award for Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in EdTech

Renaissance is also honored with the CODiE Award for Best English Language Arts Instructional Solution, along with four 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards presented by SmartBrief

Bloomington, MN (June 14, 2022) Renaissance, a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, has been honored with the first annual CODiE Award for Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in EdTech. This prestigious award, bestowed by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), recognizes the company that “best demonstrates clear, positive, and sustained impact in advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).”

The judges considered multiple criteria when reviewing finalists for the award, including each company’s implementation of DEI best practices, its commitment to eliminating barriers for students from underrepresented populations, and its success in advancing opportunities for women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and/or individuals with disabilities. In announcing the award, the judges highlighted Renaissance’s partnership with others in the EdTech community to advance DEI, as well as its commitment to building a diverse leadership team and workforce.

“We are incredibly honored to receive this award, and we are proud of everything that we have accomplished to advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,” said Chris Bauleke, Chief Executive Officer of Renaissance. “To achieve our mission of accelerating learning for all, we need to build a Renaissance for all, and DEI will continue to be central to the work that we do every day in support of educators and students.”

Renaissance received a second 2022 CODiE Award for Freckle for ELA, which was named Best English Language Arts Instructional Solution for Grades PK–8. This award recognizes solutions that provide deep and personalized learning experiences, accommodate diverse learning styles and abilities, align with educational standards, and are easy for educators and students to use. The judges specifically cited Freckle’s success in engaging students in learning, along with its powerful reporting features that help educators to easily align and adjust instruction.

“The 2022 CODiE Award winners exemplify the outstanding products, services, and overall innovation that enables learners of all types to connect with educators and educational materials,” said SIIA President Jeff Joseph. “We are so proud to recognize this year’s honorees—the best of the best—that provide solutions to many of the critical challenges facing learners today, from access and equity to personalized and tailored learning and beyond.”

In addition to receiving multiple CODiE Awards, Renaissance was also recently honored with four 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards presented by SmartBrief on EdTech:

  • Lalilo was named best Early Education solution. Lalilo is built on Science of Reading research and provides K–2 students with engaging lessons on phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, and more.
  • myON was named best Curriculum Development solution. myON is a digital reading platform that gives students 24/7 access to thousands of engaging books and age-appropriate news articles, with embedded reading supports and scaffolds.
  • Star Assessments were named best Classroom Assessment solution. Star includes both computer-adaptive assessments and curriculum-based measures in English and Spanish for screening, progress monitoring, measuring student growth, and more in early literacy, reading, and math.
  • Renaissance Professional Learning was named best Professional Development solution. Renaissance offers both face-to-face and remote professional learning opportunities to help educators connect student learning data to daily instruction.

The Readers’ Choice Awards recognize companies and products making a lasting impact on education through innovative solutions, the latest technology, and pioneering problem-solving, as chosen by the readers of SmartBrief on EdTech. For a full list of winners, click 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 reach more than 40 percent of US schools and more than half a million students in other regions across the world. Our portfolio includes solutions for assessment (Star Assessments, Star Phonics, and myIGDIs for Preschool); practice (Accelerated Reader, myON, Freckle, and Lalilo); data-driven insights (Schoolzilla); and teacher-facilitated instructional delivery (Nearpod).

Press contact:

Tracy Stewart
Director, Marketing Development
Renaissance
(832) 651-1189
[email protected]

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