DALLAS, TX – January 19, 2007 – LearnStar, Inc., the provider of award-winning standards-based educational instruction and assessment for grades kindergarten through twelfth, has been named a finalist in the Software & Information Industry Association´s (SIIA) 22nd Annual Codie Award. LearnStar´s latest software release, SmartTRAX was
nominated in the category of Best K-12 Instruction Solution. SmartTRAX is an interactive educational software program that incorporates academic competitions, quizzes, real-time polling, testing, and performance assessment tools to increase teacher effectiveness. Wholeclass activities motivate students and focus their attention resulting in documented test score improvements. LearnStar´s interactive curriculum includes core subjects for elementary, middle and high school with standardized, state-specific aligned items as well as supplemental content for ELL students, life skills and financial literacy.
"SmartTRAX represents our first major release in several years and is the culmination of
customer feedback, technical advancements and innovation by our development team. We
are very proud of our team´s efforts and honored to be recognized by an organization like
Through a unique combination of journalist and peer review, the Codie Awards recognize 72
categories of outstanding products and services. This year´s 367 finalists represent an
impressive array of technology and business excellence, passion and success. They were
chosen from more than 1,200 nominations submitted by more than 600 companies – breaking the record set in the 2006 awards. Over 219 individuals in the trade press, consulting, educators, IT specialists and other neutral specialists have reviewed all of the products entered.
"The 2007 Codie Finalists represent real winners, even at this stage of the contest," said Ken
Wasch, SIIA President. "Competition is fiercer than ever 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."
About LearnStar, Inc.
LearnStar is an innovative publisher of interactive educational software for the K-12 school market. Designated as a Media & Methods 2005 and 2004 Portfolio Award Winner, a 2004,
2005 and 2006 Codie Awards finalist, and a Technology & Learning Awards of Excellence 2003 winner, LearnStar´s system is an interactive software solution designed to enhance learning and provide instant assessment. Including approximately 30,000 question items, LearnStar´s technology is platform independent and can be successfully implemented on a school´s existing technology. Its software has a proven track record for increasing test scores, improving knowledge retention and motivating students. LearnStar makes learning fun! For more information about LearnStar and its latest release SmartTRAX, visit
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relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to
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