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PracticePlanet Named "Best Student Assessment Solution" Finalist in 2008 CODiE Awards

ST. LOUIS, 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.

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 more than 800 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit

About PracticePlanet

To learn more about Practice Planet, visit 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