Charlotte N.C. – Dec. 5, 2016 – Apperson’s Evo Social & Emotional assessment has been named one of District Administration’s Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products. The Top 100 Products awards feature the best education tools selected from more than 1,500 submissions. The final 100 were selected based on nominations and testimonies by administrators and school leaders nationwide.
“We are pleased that district leaders are showing their support for Evo Social & Emotional by nominating it for this award,” said Bill Apperson, chairman of the board of Apperson. “Apperson’s Evo SEL assessment provides necessary data on students’ social and emotional strengths and needs. This recognition proves that educators believe social and emotional learning is important to a child’s overall development.”
Evo Social & Emotional is a K-8 online assessment and intervention tool that uses the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA) to help educators measure students’ SEL skills and it provides strategies for instruction and intervention. It is one way Apperson supports educators, administrators and out-of-school-time organizations in implementing social-emotional learning programs within their schools.
In its write up of Evo SEL, District Administration noted that it is a “user-friendly” online tool to assess a student’s social and emotional learning competence and resiliency. To view the full Top 100 products list, click here: https://www.districtadministration.com/article/spotlight-school-solutions
This is the latest award Apperson has earned for its social and emotional assessment. Past awards include a 2016 Association of American Publishers REVERE Award, a 2015 Tech & Learning Award of Excellence, and a 2015 ComputED Gazette’s 21st Annual Best Educational Software (BESSIE) Award. It was also named a finalist for the 2015 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards.
Apperson’s Evo SEL is based on the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA), a standardized, strengths-based measure of SEL competencies such as self-awareness, self-management, relationship skills and decision-making. Apperson provides the online platform for administering the DESSA and DESSA Mini universal screeners to quickly identify students’ SEL competencies. It also provides resources and activities to address SEL gaps. Version 2.0, now available, provides the data needed to help SEL program administrators measure the impact of their programs and to help educators understand students’ SEL needs. For more information, go to http://www.apperson.com/sel.