Renaissance Accelerated Reader and myON Reader Recognized by SIIA as Best Learning Capacity-Building and Best ESL, ELL or World Language Acquisition Solutions

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 5:19 am

This is the third consecutive year that Renaissance has won a prestigious award from the Software & Information Industry Association

 WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (June 27, 2019) — Renaissance Accelerated Reader®, a data-driven reading practice and goal-setting program, has been named the Best Learning Capacity-Building Solution as part of the 2019 SIIA CODiE Awards. The company’s Renaissance myON® Reader, a student-centered personalized literacy program offering thousands of enhanced digital books, has also been named the Best ESL, ELL or World Language Acquisition Solution. The CODiE Awards recognize the companies producing the most innovative business and education technology products across the country and around the world.

“It’s an honor to be recognized as a leader in edtech and win not just one, but two CODiE Awards,” said Todd Brekhus, chief product officer at Renaissance. “We’ve been listening to our users and taking their feedback into consideration this past year, first acquiring myIGDIs as a curriculum-based measure and then Freckle to strengthen our math offering to help maximize student growth. This recognition is another big step forward in our mission to continually extend and expand the impact of our solutions.”

Accelerated Reader equips educators with unparalleled insight into independent reading practice, research-proven goal-setting tools, activities that span a variety of skills and text types, and a worldwide community of support. It forms an industry-leading literacy ecosystem with myON Reader, a student-centered, personalized learning program that gives students access to more than 6,000 enhanced digital books.

This is the third consecutive year that Accelerated Reader has won the Best Learning Capacity-Building Solution category and the second consecutive year that myON Reader has won the Best ESL, ELL or World Language Acquisition Solution category.

“The 2019 CODiE Award winners represent the best of a new class of innovative products that are disrupting education and adding new efficiencies for educators and administrators,” said Jeff Joseph, SIIA President. “These exciting new products are opening doors for learners of all ages by developing and utilizing new technologies to respond to student and educator needs. Congratulations to Renaissance and all our honorees!”

The announcement was made by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, during the SIIA Ed Tech Conference & CODiE Awards in San Francisco. Thirty-four awards were given for products and services deployed specifically for education and learning professionals, including the top honor of the best overall Education Technology Solution.

A SIIA CODiE Award win is a prestigious honor, as each award winner was first reviewed by expert judges including educators and administrators whose evaluations determined the finalists. SIIA members then vote on the finalist products, and the scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners.

A full list of the winners can be found here:

About Renaissance
Renaissance® is a global leader in pre-K–12 educational technology, enabling teachers, curriculum creators and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize and plan personalized learning paths for students, allowing time for what matters: creating energizing learning experiences in the classroom. Founded by parents, upheld by educators and enriched by data scientists, Renaissance knows learning is a continual journey—from year to year and for a lifetime. Our data-driven, personalized solutions are currently used in over one-third of U.S. schools and more than 90 countries around the world. For more information, visit

About the CODiE Awards
The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence. For more information, visit

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