January 14, 2015 by wilsonneelynyc
ReadWorks, a nonprofit dedicated to providing teachers with tools to help students achieve reading comprehension, has won two major awards in 2014. Its curriculum, which adheres to Common Core and state-level standards, employs instructional techniques backed by research and is available free to educators online.
The organization’s first major award win of 2014 came in May, when the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) gave it the CODiE Award for Best Reading/ELL Instructional Solution for Education. The recognition, awarded for “outstanding achievement across the software, digital information and educational technology industries,” was presented after educator judges reviewed products from across the United States and SIIA members chose finalists.
ReadWorks received its second award in June, when the Association of American Publishers gave it the REVERE Distinguished Achievement Award for Supplemental Resources, Reading and Language Arts. The REVERE Awards honor excellence in resources intended for use throughout the educational ecosystem, and entries must pass through three rounds of rigorous judging. In 2014, ReadWorks was the only entrant to do so successfully in its category.