iCAN Selected as 2012 CODiE Awards Finalist

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Avant Assessment’s personalized assessment tool in running for Best Student Assessment Solution.

Avant Assessment is pleased to announce the selection of their iCAN® personalized assessment as a finalist for a 2012 CODiE Award for Best Student Assessment Solution.

Students use iCAN to set language learning goals and demonstrate their individual competency, while teachers continuously mentor and collaborate with students to create learning paths and rubrics of self-evaluation. Through iCAN, a teacher provides tasks based on a student’s learning goals and interests, and the student completes them with digital real-world evidence to show “I can.” Stored as video, sound, text and pictures in an online portfolio, student evidence is organized to state or national standards and tracked longitudinally to demonstrate progress over time.

Parents also have access to iCAN tasks and evidence, connecting them to their students’ progress. Appropriate for middle school through college, iCAN is self-directed and delivered via a web-based annual subscription for anytime, anywhere access across the learning continuum.

Released in fall 2011, this is the first time iCAN has been considered for an industry award. “We are excited to have iCAN selected as a CODiE finalist for Best Student Assessment Solution,” said Mike Patterson, President and CEO of Avant. “This is further confirmation of our belief that iCAN is the right learning and assessment solution to help every student achieve proficiency.”

To learn more about iCAN, as well as Avant Assessment’s other offerings, including professional development and free online webinars, please visit http://www.avantassessment.com.

The Software and Information Industry Association’s annual CODiE Awards program has been recognizing excellence in the business software, digital content and education technology industries for 27 years. All nominated products and services receive a thorough review from seasoned industry experts who can identify strengths and give significant insights for improvements. Over the years, the SIIA has recognized more than 1,000 companies for achieving greatness in industries that expect innovative thinking and demand market validation. For further information, visit http://www.siia.net.

About Avant Assessment
Avant believes that every student can communicate and thrive in a diverse world, and that every educator can be confident in guiding student learning with data, evidence and observation. As a leader in the proficiency movement, Avant provides valid, reliable, evidentiary assessments for English and world language learning in reading, writing, listening and speaking. With expertise in linguistics, assessment, technology and education at their foundation, Avant's solutions build student and teacher confidence in real-world learning and deliver accurate standards-based data to inform the learning process. Delivered via the web, Avant’s self-directed, computer-adaptive assessment tools are easily accessible, personalized and engaging. With iCAN®, STAMP™4S/4Se and Placement™, every student can be ready to thrive in a diverse world.

For more information, press only, contact:
Mary Beth Saddoris, 888-718-7887, marybeth(dot)saddoris(at)avantassessment(dot)com

©2012 Avant Assessment. All rights reserved. iCAN® is a registered trademark, and Every Student Can™, STAMP™ and Placement™ are trademarks of Avant Assessment. All other brands are the property of their respective owners.

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