Watermark Named SIIA EdTech 2019 CODiE Award Finalist for Best Data Solution


NEW YORK— May 2, 2019 – Watermark, a pioneer in educational intelligence systems, announced today that EvaluationKIT by Watermark was named a 2019 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the education technology Best Data Solution category. Award finalists represent applications, products and services from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the PreK-20 sector.

As the only enterprise institutional survey and course evaluation solution designed specifically for education, EvaluationKIT by Watermark is used by colleges and universities of all types and sizes around the globe to administer more than 16 million surveys annually.

Designed to simplify and streamline the administration of student surveys across the entire institution, EvaluationKIT integrates with all leading Learning Management Systems and enables students to submit their course evaluation feedback conveniently from any device type. With unique features that encourage student participation, institutions can achieve increased response rates with their surveys. Administrators and faculty can view these results as well as longitudinal reporting to identify areas for improvement – the kinds of information that inform planning, improve curriculum, assist in managing faculty, and drive meaningful improvements at all levels of the institution.

“We’re honored by this recognition, and thrilled to be among the industry’s most forward-thinking edtech companies as finalists in the 2019 CODiE Awards,” said Kevin Hoffman, President of EvaluationKIT by Watermark. “Recognition by the CODiE Awards is a testament to the strength of our solution. It also highlights Watermark’s commitment to empowering institutions with better data for learning and supporting their continuous improvements efforts through the use of valuable student feedback.”

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries and have recognized product excellence for more than 30 years. The awards offer 76 categories that are organized by industry focus of education technology and business technology. EvaluationKIT by Watermark was honored as one of 139 finalists across the 32 education technology categories.

“The 2019 CODIE Award finalists represent the finest in innovation and creativity in educational technology,” said President Jeff Joseph at SIIA. “These breakthrough products are opening doors for learners of all ages by developing and utilizing new technologies to respond to diverse student and educator needs.”

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program. Educators and administrators serve as judges and conduct the first-round review of all education nominees. Their scores determine the SIIA CODiE Award finalists, and SIIA members then vote on the finalist products. The scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners.

Winners will be announced during a CODiE Award Celebration at the Ed Tech Industry Conference & CODiE Awards in San Francisco on June 11. Details about each finalist are listed here.

About Watermark
Watermark’s mission is to put better data into the hands of administrators, faculty, and students everywhere in order to empower them to connect information and gain insights into learning which will drive meaningful improvements. Through its innovative educational intelligence platform, Watermark supports institutions in developing an intentional approach to learning and development based on data they can trust.

About the SIIA CODiE Awards
The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence. For more information, visit http://www.siia.net/codie.

About Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA)
SIIA is an umbrella association representing 800+ technology, data and media companies globally. Industry leaders work through SIIA’s divisions to address issues and challenges that impact their industry segments with the goal of driving innovation and growth for the industry and each member company.  This is accomplished through in-person and online business development opportunities, peer networking, corporate education, intellectual property protection and government relations. For more information, visit siia.net.

Contacts:
Watermark Communications: Victoria Guzzo, vguzzo@watermarkinsights.com
SIIA Communications: Benjamin Price, bprice@siia.net