September 27, 2023

Accelerated Reader, eduCLIMBER, and Renaissance Professional Development are also named winners in The Edvocate’s annual awards program

BLOOMINGTON, MINN. (September 27, 2023) – Renaissance, a leader in pre-K–12 education technology, has won several nominations in the 2023 Tech Edvocate Awards, including Best Global Edtech Company for the fourth year in a row. This recognition highlights Renaissance’s commitment to excellence and innovation in education technology.

In addition to being named Best Global Edtech Company, Accelerated Reader was named Best Literacy App or Tool, eduCLIMBER was named Best Learning Analytics/Data Mining App or Tool, and Renaissance Professional Development was named Best Professional Development App or Tool.

The Tech Edvocate Awards were established in 2017 to recognize “the best that edtech has to offer by recognizing outstanding companies, people, products, etc.” This is the fifth year in a row that Accelerated Reader has been named Best Literacy App or Tool, and the fourth year in a row that Renaissance has been named Best Global Edtech Company.

“We are truly honored and proud to receive these Tech Edvocate awards,” said Sarah DiFrancesco, Chief Marketing Officer at Renaissance. “As we celebrate this remarkable achievement, we remain dedicated to our mission of accelerating learning for all—and to helping educators to truly See Every Student with our Renaissance instructional ecosystem.”

The Edvocate’s panel of judges consisted of two edtech thought leaders, two pre-K–12 teachers, one college professor, two K–12 administrators, one college administrator, and two pre-K–12 parents. Each nomination was scored on the nominee’s performance in the popular vote, as well as judged on the extent to which they are transforming education through the development and/or advocacy of edtech.

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