Three Pearson Products Named Nation's Best Education Software in 23rd Annual Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Awards

Three Pearson products were named the nation's best software products in the Software & Information Industry Association's (SIIA) 23rd Annual CODiE Awards -- the only peer- reviewed awards in the software and content industries. KnowledgeBox(R) was named Best MultiMedia Solution. The Best Course/Classroom Management award went to Waterford Early Learning(TM) - Reading, and Waterford Early Learning - Math and Science was honored as Best Science Instructional Solution.

This year's CODiE winners were chosen from more than 1,100 nominations, submitted by more than 600 companies.

"At Pearson, we are committed to developing breakthrough instructional technologies that deliver an engaging experience and measurable improvements for all learners," said Patrick Supanc, senior vice president, digital product management and strategy, Pearson. "It is an honor to have three of our premier learning systems recognized as the nation's best by the Software & Information Industry Association."

Named this year's Best MultiMedia Solution, KnowledgeBox from Pearson is a digital learning system for reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. KnowledgeBox delivers instructional media designed to meet the varied needs of today's learners. With a collection of materials across content areas and a set of instructional tools, KnowledgeBox enables teachers to integrate customized, standards-based digital media into K-6 instruction.

The Best Course/Classroom Management Solution, Waterford Early Learning - Reading is an individualized software-based curriculum that provides engaging, digital instruction that helps young students build literacy skills for success in school and in life. Developed based on more than 15 years of research, Waterford Early Reading offers three levels of full-year instruction. From Level One for emergent readers through Level Three for developing fluency, Waterford Early Reading incorporates skills such as letter mastery, reading and listening development, controlled and natural language stories, complex spelling, basic writing skills, and comprehension strategies.

Winner of the CODiE Award for Best Science Instructional Solution, Waterford Early Learning - Math and Science is an engaging digital curriculum that supports core programs with explicit, individualized instruction aligned to current state and national standards. Waterford Early Math and Science offers prek-2 students three levels of computer-based curriculum aligned to National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and National Science Education standards. It uses music, graphics and animation -- accompanied by take-home materials, targeted to help students master concepts such as number sense, operations, geometry, patterns, the scientific process and life, and physical and earth science.