Nonprofit ReadWorks Marks End of School Year With Two Major Education Award Wins

6/5/2014 12:00:00 AM

Free, Research-Based Reading Comprehension Curriculum Adds Association of American Publishers REVERE Award to Growing List of Prestigious Honors

NEW YORK – June 5, 2014 ReadWorks is the winner of the 2014 REVERE Distinguished Achievement Award for Supplemental Resources, Reading and Language Arts, presented by the PreK-12 Learning Group of the Association of American Publishers (AAP). ReadWorks was the only nonprofit finalist in this category.

This latest accolade for ReadWorks comes close on the heels of being named the Best Reading/English/ELL Instructional Solution in the country by the most prestigious award program in education technology, the Software & Information Industry (SIIA) CODiE Awards.

ReadWorks continues to pursue its mission of improving teacher effectiveness and student achievement in reading comprehension by remaining uncompromisingly faithful to the highest quality research in literacy instruction. The AAP, SIIA and more than 700,000 educators throughout the country who use ReadWorks provide strong affirmation of the changing, improving landscape for research-based literacy curriculum.

“The 2013-2014 school year has been extremely satisfying for ReadWorks because of the strong, positive feedback we’ve received from teachers, principals and district personnel throughout the country and, now, from the Association of American Publishers,” said David Ciulla, executive director, ReadWorks. “Most importantly, we’ve continued to work extremely hard and are committed to continuously improving and expanding our curriculum and guidance. To be honored by the publishing industry provides us with further confirmation that ReadWorks is on the right track in helping teachers improve their effectiveness and the academic achievement of their students in literacy.”

Formerly known as the AEP Awards program, the REVERE Awards were established by the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) and continue a decades-long tradition of honoring excellence across all resources for preK-12 and adult learners, educators, and administrators. Hundreds of entries are submitted each year, including print materials, digital learning tools, professional development curricula, and a wide range of periodicals. Entries are subject to a rigorous judging process consisting of three rounds of review by teachers and leading experts throughout the industry. Three key principles--quality content, age appropriateness, and innovation--drive the judging criteria and evaluation process.

About ReadWorks (http://www.ReadWorks.org)

ReadWorks was founded in 2010 to help teachers meet the nationwide crisis in reading comprehension. The national nonprofit helps teachers improve their effectiveness with an open-access, research-based, and Common Core-aligned reading comprehension curriculum for grades K-8. The ReadWorks curriculum is based on the most highly regarded, proven research on reading instruction, so that teachers can effectively develop and hone the reading comprehension skills of their students.

About the REVERE Awards

The REVERE Awards program, presented by the PreK-12 Learning Group of the Association of American Publishers, is the most prestigious and comprehensive recognition program in the learning resource community. Honoring excellence across all resources for preK-12 and adult learners, educators, and administrators, the program includes The Distinguished Achievement Awards, The Innovation Awards, The Golden Lamps, and Beyond the Classroom. The REVERE’s wide range of categories welcome all types of materials in any media and for any educational setting. Publishing houses, nonprofit organizations, museums and cultural centers, technology firms, schools, colleges, and research societies have received awards from this program since it was founded in 1967. Read more at www.REVEREAwards.org.

About the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group

A division within the Association of American Publishers, the PreK-12 Learning Group serves its diverse membership by providing valuable resources and industry intelligence; fostering a fair, competitive and robust market; and encouraging the development of professional, quality content for teaching and learning. The Learning Group engages state, local, and federal policy leaders on such issues as funding, curriculum, testing, and literacy, and also organizes events, awards, and programs to support professionals at all levels. In 2013, the School Division of the AAP merged with the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) to form the PreK-12 Learning Group, which combines AAP's proven strengths in advocacy and legal affairs with AEP's successful programs for the benefit of its members. Read more at www.AEPweb.org.

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