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PracticePlanet Named "Best Student Assessment Solution" Finalist in
2008 CODiE Awards
MO, January 18, 2008 -- Siboney Learning Group is pleased to announce that PracticePlanet, the software publisher's web-based
product for assessment and test practice, has been named a finalist in
the "Best Student Assessment Solution" category of the Software &
Information Industry Association's 23rd Annual CODiE Awards program.
This is the third consecutive year that one of Siboney Learning
Group's products has been named a finalist.
CODiE Award finalists for 2008 were chosen from more than 1,000
nominations submitted by over 600 companies. According to SIIA
President Ken Wasch, "Competition is tough this year and that makes
selection as a CODiE finalist a real achievement. All the companies on
this year's list should feel justifiably proud of their recognition."
"Both teachers and students are tired of dry, monotonous performance
assessments," said Bill Edwards, President of Siboney Learning Group. "PracticePlanet specifically addresses this issue by providing an
engaging approach for students, one that seems less like assessment
and practice and more like fun. It's very rewarding that a new product
such as PracticePlanet is recognized from a field of such outstanding
Introduced in 2007, PracticePlanet has also achieved recognition from
California's ComputEd Learning Center, winning an EDDIE Award in the "Best Early Elementary Test Prep Website" category. PracticePlanet's
state standards-aligned assessment and practice activities are
available 24/7 on the web, and the program's real-time reporting
feature provides instant progress monitoring for teachers. A unique
linkage from PracticePlanet to Siboney's Orchard instructional
software enables educators to implement specific interventions that
help close achievement gaps.
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 more than 800 leading software and information companies. For
further information, visit http://www.siia.net.
To learn more about Practice Planet, visit www.practiceplanet.com.
Siboney Learning Group, publisher of PracticePlanet, is a dynamic
developer, publisher, integrator, and provider of comprehensive and
motivational educational software. Other leading product lines include
Orchard, Educational Activities Software, Journey, and GAMCO. For more
information, visit www.siboneylearninggroup.com.