Charlotte N.C. – Jan. 6, 2016 – Apperson’s Evo Social & Emotional assessment solution has been named a recipient of Tech & Learning’s 33rd annual Awards of Excellence. Apperson’s Evo Social & Emotional was recognized in the New Product category. The product, along with a detailed description and judges’ comments, was featured in the December, 2015 issue of Tech & Learning magazine.
Apperson’s Evo SEL is a comprehensive measurement of students’ social emotional strengths. Apperson introduced its Evo Social & Emotional (SEL) assessment solution in response to research showing that addressing students’ social and emotional skills has a positive impact on their academics. Evo SEL allows educators to rate the frequency of student behavior over time and screen and monitor the progress of students’ SEL skills. It was developed through a partnership with The Devereux Center for Resilient Children and uses the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA) and the DESSA mini to assess students’ SEL strengths and needs.
“Having Evo SEL recognized through Tech & Learning’s 2015 Awards of Excellence acknowledges that it fills an important need and provides educators with the tools necessary to address students’ social and emotional learning needs,” said Bill Apperson, chairman of the board of Apperson. “This tool equips educators with the information they need to maximize the potential of all students.”
The Tech & Learning Awards are just the latest to be included in Apperson Evo’s trophy case, as impartial, industry-leading organizations recognize the value and innovation Evo SEL delivers to the classroom. Apperson’s products were named finalists for the 2015 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards. Its products also won the 2015 ComputED Gazette’s 21st Annual Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIE Awards).
Apperson’s entry was among 124 education technology products to be recognized in Tech & Learning’s prestigious 33-year-old program. The 2015 Awards of Excellence acknowledge innovative products that break new ground, as well as those that added significant enhancements to proven education tools. A panel of more than 30 educators tested hundreds of entries and chose the winners.
Apperson’s K-12 assessment solutions help educators develop a 360° panorama of the student and his or her strengths, as well as areas of opportunities, that can inform curriculum decision-making and create positive learning outcomes. Whether it’s DataLink scanners, or the Evo SEL platform, Apperson’s products support and encourage a holistic learning and development approach by helping educators turn assessment data into actionable information.