Reading Plus Named SIIA Education Technology 2021 CODiE Award Finalist for Best Student Learning Capacity-Building Solution

WINOOSKI, Vt., May 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reading Plus, an evidence-based online program that uses personalized instruction to improve students’ reading proficiency, is a SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the Best Student Learning Capacity-Building Solution category. The CODiE Awards, produced by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), recognizes applications, products, and services from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services, and related technologies across the PreK-20 sector.

Reading Plus develops students’ comprehension, fluency, stamina, vocabulary, and motivation to read, including Tiers 1-3 and multilingual learners. The adaptive literacy program received the highest Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) evidence of effectiveness ranking—level one for “strong evidence”— showing a statistically significant effect on improving student outcomes. Used by more than 1 million students, Reading Plus improves reading proficiency by 2.5-grade levels in a single school year.

“We’re honored to receive this peer recognition highlighting our team’s commitment to developing an adaptive learning solution that enhances and builds student literacy capabilities,” said Steven Guttentag, CEO of Reading Plus. “By providing an enriching, personalized reading experience that is supplemental to schools’ core curriculums, we can help educators set their students up for success both inside and outside of the classroom.”

Administrators and educators serve as judges for the SIIA CODiE Awards and conduct the first-round review of all education nominees. Their scores account for 80% of the overall score, determining category finalists. Education technology category winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 23.

“The CODiE Awards recognize the most exciting and transformative products in edtech,” said Jeff Joseph, SIIA president. “This year, these leaders helped our nation respond to the historic pandemic, enabling learners, educators, administrators, and parents to remain connected to each other and to critical educational resources via an array of innovative services and platforms. Congratulations to this year’s finalists for demonstrating the vitality, resilience, and importance of this important industry.”

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Reading Plus is an evidence-based, online program that provides personalized instruction and intervention for students, improving reading proficiency by 2.5 years in just 60 hours of instruction. Reading Plus develops fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary, while also measuring student motivation. It supports students with diverse needs, including multilingual learners, students who qualify for special education services, RTI/MTSS Tiers 1–3, and advanced readers. Reading Plus provides educators with an easy-to-use management and reporting system, extensive resources to guide differentiated instruction, professional development, and highly rated customer support. The Reading Plus program is used in more than 7,800 schools, helping over 1 million students become confident, lifelong readers. For more information, visit