Spectrum K12’S EXCEED® Named Double Winner of 2010 CODiE Awards

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Spectrum K12 Student Achievement and RTI Software Chosen as “Best Education Solution” and “Best K-12 Enterprise Solution”

"Best Education Solution" and "Best K-12 Enterprise Solution"

We are extremely honored to have been selected the ‘Best Education Solution’ two out of the past three years and to have been judged the ‘Best K-12 Enterprise Solution’ award for a second consecutive year against such strong competition.

Spectrum K12 School Solutions Inc., the leading provider of Response to Intervention (RTI) and student achievement management solutions for K-12 school districts announced today its EXCEED® software has been selected as the “Best Education Solution and “Best K-12 Enterprise Solution” by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). Nominated products underwent an intensive review by subject matter experts, analysts, journalists, and others with deep experience in the field. Only 34 winners were chosen from more than 785 nominations submitted by 374 companies. Spectrum K12’s EXCEED was one of only 4 products that were named a winner in two separate education categories. The announcement was made at the 25th Annual CODiE Awards Reception and Dinner in San Francisco.

Spectrum K12 earned the award for its EXCEED software, a student achievement management product that gives teachers an easy way to drive day-to-day activities, research based interventions and outcomes to help all students achieve success while giving administrators the ability to see what’s working and what’s not by student, class, school, teacher or intervention.

The award for “Best Education Solution” recognizes EXCEED as the best overall education technology solution out of the 785 nominated products. Judges selected EXCEED as the “Best Education Solution” using criteria including ease of use, richness of functionality, impact on education processes, and overall visual/program aesthetics.

EXCEED’s selection as “Best K-12 Enterprise Solution” recognizes it as the best business management tool that supports education enterprises at preK-12 levels and that best enables data exchange, processing and reporting. EXCEED was judged the “Best K-12 Enterprise Solution” based on it’s ability to integrate data and information from various sources, ability to meet different user needs and education missions, easy access to student and/or course data, and a short learning curve.

“We are extremely honored to have been selected the ‘Best Education Solution’ two out of the past three years and to have been judged the ‘Best K-12 Enterprise Solution’ award for a second consecutive year against such strong competition,” said Jim Marshall, president and CEO of Spectrum K12 School Solutions. “These awards recognize our commitment to districts and states in providing the most innovative and effective personalized learning process management tools to drive student achievement and move every child forward.”

“This is the twenty-fifth year we have recognized excellence in the software, education and information industries through the CODiE Awards program,” noted Ken Wasch, President of SIIA. “In this economic climate, companies are doing even more to innovate. Spectrum K12 has demonstrated a commitment to innovation and quality that is reflected in their selection as a finalist for the CODiE Awards. I am pleased and proud to have them listed among the winners.”

A list of winners is now available on the CODiE Awards Website at http://www.siia.net/CODiEs.

About Spectrum K12 School Solutions

Spectrum K12 partners with educators and administrators who strive to Move Every Child Forward®. Working collaboratively with districts of all sizes, we deliver a Student Achievement Management solution suite that manages, administers and prescribes the personalized learning process and data required for all students: in general, compensatory, gifted or special education; pre-K through graduation and beyond.    Spectrum K12 is the market leader in providing Response to Intervention (RTI), Student Achievement Management, and Special Education (IEP) software solutions, serving 11% of the U.S. K12 student population including 20 of the top 100 school districts in the United States. Our award-winning software has driven personalized learning to over 5 million students in 29 states. For more information, visit http://www.spectrumK12.com

About SIIA
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to 500 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit http://www.siia.net.

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