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Orchard Software Wins 2010 AEP Awards

Orchard Learning, Inc.TM Product Selected in Two Categories

St. Louis, Missouri, June 15, 2010 – Orchard Learning, Inc. announced today that Orchard Software has won two 2010 Association of Educational Publishers’ (AEP) Awards.

Orchard's mathematics curriculum for grades 6-8 was recognized as the best product in the AEP Distinguished Achievement Awards' Curriculum – Software category. Orchard was also named top performer in the Technology and Media – Administrative Tool category, based on the software’s ability to allow educators to create custom, state-aligned tests and assignments.

The content in Orchard’s mathematics programs are aligned to standards published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Programs contain both computational and conceptual programs.

Orchard Software provides educators with tools to customize student assignments according to individual needs, assess and monitor progress using state-aligned tests, and document school improvement through data management capabilities and detailed reporting.

About the Association of Educational Publishers’ Awards
Each year the AEP presents awards for outstanding educational products. Distinguished Achievement Awards recognize the best educational resources within the categories of Curriculum, Periodicals, Professional Development, and Technology and Media. For more information about the Association of Educational Publishers, visit

About Orchard Learning, Inc.
Orchard Learning, is a partner of Educational Options Inc. (, an Arlington, VA, middle and high school online educational technology firm. The partnership provides a comprehensive and cost effective pre-K to12 curriculum solution. Orchard Learning publishes award-winning educational software including Orchard Software, its flagship product line, which provides targeted, state standards-based instruction, assessment and data management for pre-K to 9 in reading, language arts, math and science. Orchard Learning products also include: PracticePlanet, online test practice correlated to state testing standards; Orchard Online Assessment, online test practice correlated to state curriculum standards; GAMCO Educational Software, single-title curriculum solutions; and Educational Activities Software, software titles across the curriculum for middle school through adult learners. For more information, visit


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