MCHENRY, Ill., March 26, 2013 – Aspen, Follett Software's student information system (SIS) with curricular and educational tools in a single platform, has been named one of six finalists for the 2013 SIIA Education CODiE Awards in the "Best K-12 Course or Learning Management Solution" category.
The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier award for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for 27 years. The awards have over 75 categories and are organized by industry focus of Education, Content and Software.
Winners in all 23 education categories will be announced during a special awards dinner on May 6 at the SIIA Ed Tech Industry Summit in San Francisco.
Last summer, with the introduction of Aspen Curriculum & Learning, the SIS evolved into a "one-stop shop" to combine Student Information, Special Education, Curriculum Management, and Instructional Resources, all in a single system. Combining multiple databases into one powerful and cost-effective learning solution, Aspen tracks class schedules, school events, overall student performance, athletic eligibility, and student health records. It puts digital learning tools in the hands of educators, students and families.
"We made our participation in the 2013 SIIA CODiE Awards a priority," said Simona Rollinson, president, Follett Software. "We are proud that Aspen is a finalist as it is a testimony to our dedicated team here. In addition, we want to thank all the judges who took time out of their busy schedules to play such a vital role in this year's competition."
Aspen has shown consistent and considerable growth since Follett Software purchased it in the fall of 2010. The SIS – with current national, state and Common Core Standards built in – is now in 137 school districts, more than 1,500 schools and serves nearly 935,000 students.
Details about all the SIIA CODiE Award finalists are listed at http://siia.net/codies/2013/finalists.asp.
About Follett Software Company
Follett Software Company (www.FollettSoftware.com) is the integrated technology solution provider that more than half of America's school districts trust to create a student-focused, digital learning environment. From discovering new ways to use emerging technologies to connecting students and teachers with the traditional and digital resources that support achievement, Follett helps educators and students navigate and collaborate in the digital world. Follett's powerful solutions integrate the technology, data and content to support an active, engaging learning community for the 21st century. Follett Software Company is a subsidiary of Follett Corporation, a $2.7 billion, privately held company that provides products, services and solutions to the educational marketplace. Follett Corporation was founded in 1873 and has its headquarters in River Grove, Ill.
SIIA ( www.siia.net/education) is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 700 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA's members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property. The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information.