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Wowzers Wins SIIA CODiE Award for Best K-12 Solution and Best Classroom Management System
Wowzers Earns Prestigious Industry Recognition

SAN FRANCISCO (May 8, 2012) Wowzers today announced that they won an SIIA CODiE Award for Best K-12 Solution and Best Classroom Management System.

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, announced Wowzers’ win as one of 28 CODiE Award winners in business software categories. An SIIA CODiE Award win for software companies is an especially prestigious honor as each award winner was first reviewed by a field of software industry executives, whose evaluations determined 119 finalists. SIIA members then reviewed these finalists and voted to select 28 CODiE Awards Winners.

Wowzers delivers adaptive games-based content through the cloud. Wowzers replaces assessment, textbooks, manipulatives, and grade books; everything required to deploy classroom instruction. Wowzers is expressly designed to cover all the Common Core State Standards for math. Students are engaged by their educational journey through our expansive virtual universe. Teachers follow their students’ educational journey via the Teacher Dashboard, which allows them to control each student’s area of focus and to view student performance in a variety of ways. The Wowzers Adaptive Engine provides individualization for every student, guaranteeing that the program is not just one size fits all. For more information visit http://www.wowzers.com/prcodie12

“As a life long educator I was thrilled to have our Wowzers team win two Codie Awards this week,” Wowzers CEO, Reed Howard, said on receiving the award. “It is a wonderful validation of the hard work and collaborative effort the Wowzers team puts into making Wowzers a great product that will improve education. The collaborative and creative efforts of a team of dedicated people are beginning to help change the face of education. We will continue to work to personalize learning and asses outcomes to make sure that our content and tools are making a difference.”

“This year’s winners reflect excellence and vision,” noted SIIA Vice President for the Software Division, Rhianna Collier. “I’m proud to congratulate them on the success of their applications, platforms, and products.”

For more information about the CODiE Awards, visit http://www.siia.net/codies/2012

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 500 leading software and information companies. The SIIA Software Division provides a forum for companies developing the applications, services, infrastructure and tools that are driving the software and services industry forward. For further information, visit www.siia.net/software
About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards
The SIIA CODiE™ Awards, originally called the Excellence in Software Awards, were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), now the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other’s work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose – to showcase the software and information industry’s finest products and services and to honor excellence in corporate achievement.
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