ETS's System 5™ Products Win SIIA Codie Finalist Awards in 5 Categories
- Tom Ewing
- Tom Ewing
Princeton, N.J. (February 1, 2006) —
Two of ETS’s System 5™ products have been named finalists in five categories in the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) Codie Award program. The coveted Codie awards showcase the software and information industry’s finest products and services and to honor excellence in corporate achievement and philanthropic efforts.
“ETS is honored that SIIA has recognized two System 5 products that are making a real difference in the classroom,” says Gregg Driben, Associate Vice President for ETS’s Elementary & Secondary Education Division. “The System 5 suite of K-12 products is built on decades of experience in teaching and learning. These products help increase student achievement and improve overall school performance.”
The two ETS products are the Instructional Data Management System™ (IDMS™) and Criterion® Online Writing Evaluation. ETS’s Instructional Data Management System™ application is a finalist in three award categories: Best Instructional Solution: Classroom Management, Best Student Assessment Solution, and Best Student Information System or Gradebook. The IDMS application is a Web-based software system designed to help K-12 educators manage and use assessment data to drive instructional practices, improve student achievement, and optimize learning results. About 100 K-12 districts in the United States are using the IDMS application.
ETS’s Criterion service is a finalist in two categories: the Best Instructional Solution for Language/Arts English—Secondary, and the Best Instructional Solution for English Language Acquisition. The Criterion service is a Web-based instructional tool that allows students to submit essays for immediate evaluation, including a holistic score and annotated diagnostic feedback on their grammar, usage, mechanics, style, and organization and development. About a half million elementary, middle, high school and college students across the United States and around the world are using the Criterion service.
SIIA will present the 2006 Codie Awards at a gala event May 16 in San Francisco.
For more information about ETS’s System 5 suite of K-12 products and services, visit www.ets.org/system5. For more information about the IDMS application and the Criterion service, visit www.ets.org/idms and www.ets.org/criterion, respectively.
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 800 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit www.siia.net.
ETS is a nonprofit institution with the mission to advance quality and equity in education by providing fair and valid assessments, research and related services for all people worldwide. In serving individuals, educational institutions and government agencies around the world, ETS customizes solutions to meet the need for teacher professional development products and services, classroom and end-of-course assessments, and research-based teaching and learning tools. Founded in 1947, ETS today develops, administers and scores more than 24 million tests annually, in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide.