Interactive Achievement Recognized Nationally by Inc. Magazine as One of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

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Interactive Achievement Ranks No. 705 on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 501%

“It is an honor to be included on such a prestigious list. We are in a position like this today because of the support of our clients, our community, and local business leaders,” says Interactive Achievement CEO, Jonathan Hagmaier

Inc. magazine today ranked Interactive Achievement NO. 705 on its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Unified Payments tops this year’s list. Interactive Achievement joins Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani, Giftcards.com, KIND, and famed hatmaker Tilly’s, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at http://www.inc.com/5000.

"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.

About Interactive Achievement

Interactive Achievement was created by current and former educators in response to the overwhelming need for better assessment and reporting tools. The company goal is to create programs that give educators the most accurate assessment of student progress throughout the school year so every student has the greatest chance to succeed. Interactive Achievement’s web-based solutions assist school districts in raising the bar for student achievement. As IA grows, we constantly strive to create new ways for educators to track student progress and potential. To learn more, please visit http://www.interactiveachievement.com.

About Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000

Methodology

The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/500.

About Inc.

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com.

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