The next-generation assessment tool is one of ten finalists in the assessment solution category.

edtech-cooltool2016March 20, 2016, Camden, New Jersey – Catapult Learning, Inc. announced today that the company’s Evaluate™ benchmark assessment system has been selected as a finalist for the 2016 EdTech Digest Awards. The next-generation assessment system, which combines monthly benchmark assessments with comprehensive and easy-to-use reporting and analysis tools, is included in the award program’s Cool Tool Awards assessment solution category.

The Evaluate assessment system supports 76,000 students, grades K−11, in 185 schools throughout the country. Through its formative assessments, real-time reporting, and individual question analysis, Evaluate engages students in their own learning, guides teacher as they target instruction, and allows administrators to identify instructional areas in need of additional resources and support. Its newest features, designed specifically for Kindergarten and first-grade students, focus on audio and graphical elements to support emergent readers.

“We are thrilled with this recognition,” said Jeff Cohen, CEO of Catapult Learning, Inc. “Our Evaluate team has worked hard to improve and expand the system’s features and functionality, and our education partners have responded positively to these improvements.”

The annual EdTech Digest Awards Program features the best and brightest in edtech and seeks to highlight and celebrate the most effective products and the most innovative and inspiring people. The program’s three major award categories include Cool Tool Awards, Leadership Awards, and Trendsetter Awards; each category includes multiple subcategories. This 2016 award program theme was “Energizing Education.”

“This year’s program had some very stiff competition; hard decisions were made in selecting winners. The honorees here are among the best and brightest in the edtech space. Finalists and winners both represent an achievement. We’re proud to honor these cool tools, leaders and trendsetters in education technology,” said Victor Rivero, who oversees the program as Editor-in-Chief of EdTech Digest.

About Catapult Learning

Catapult Learning, Inc., the largest provider of K–12 contracted instructional services in the U.S., is dedicated to improving academic performance for at-risk and struggling students, including potential dropouts and those with learning and emotional disabilities. With an uncompromising commitment to educational quality, Catapult Learning’s team of 5,600 educators work to achieve sustained academic gains and build teacher and leadership capacity through research-based programs that include intervention, alternative school education, special education, assessment, school improvement, and professional development solutions. Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Camden, New Jersey, the company reaches over 300,000 students and 25,000 teachers nationwide each year.

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