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PracticePlanetTM Wins Best Educational Software Award

ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 8, 2008 -- Siboney Learning Group is proud to announce that PracticePlanet, the company's web-based test practice resource for students in grades 2 through 9, has received the ComputED Learning Center's 2008 Best Educational Software (BESSIE) Award for best test prep website.

BESSIE Award judges noted PracticePlanet's ease of use for teachers, administrators and students as well as its intuitive interface set the program apart. "PracticePlanet is a delightful subscription-licensed website," the judges added. "Students will enjoy working on the variety of multiple-choice practice questions, including reward games that follow."

Educators have also praised PracticePlanet for providing motivation to students. "Since PracticePlanet is web-based, teachers also report that students are actually practicing skills for longer periods of time through the accessibility from home," said Wanda Conner, Coordinator of Elementary Education for Columbia County Schools in Florida. "Students voice that learning is fun! Imagine that?"

"We know how important it is for educators to be able to provide quality test practice that will prepare students for state tests while keeping them engaged," said Bill Edwards, President of Siboney Learning Group. "We're very pleased that PracticePlanet has been recognized as a motivating test practice resource."

Launched in 2007, 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 the ComputED Learning Center
ComputED's staff and directors are educators who provide the finest computer education for children and adults in the San Diego area. The ComputED Gazette is sponsor of two national awards: The Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES) in the spring and the Education Software Review Awards (EDDIES) in the fall.

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

PracticePlanetTM was developed by Siboney Learning Group, publisher of Orchard Software, in partnership with Edumatics Corporation. PracticePlanetTM is a trademark of Siboney Learning Group.