Watermark Named SIIA EdTech 2020 CODiE Award Finalist for Best Data Solution

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For a fourth time, EvaluationKIT by Watermark earns prestigious industry recognition from the Software and Information Industry Association.

NEW YORK— March 30, 2020 – Watermark, a pioneer in educational intelligence, announced today that EvaluationKIT by Watermark was named a 2020 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.

Used by more than 300,000 administrators and faculty to administer over 16 million course evaluations globally, EvaluationKIT by Watermark has streamlined institutions’ processes for obtaining key student feedback data for more than a decade. With unique features that encourage student participation, institutions can achieve increased response rates with their surveys. Administrators and faculty can view results and generate 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.

EvaluationKIT is the only all-in-one course evaluation and institutional survey solution designed exclusively for higher education that also integrates with Watermark’s faculty activity reporting solution. With in-region hosting on the AWS Cloud to support data residency needs, GDPR compliance with European Union and Swiss frameworks, and TrustArc certification, EvaluationKIT by Watermark is a three-time SIIA CODiE award winner in part because it leverages a turnkey integrations with Learning Management Systems and other campus systems to support increased response rates and quickly surfaces actionable insights.

“We’re honored by this recognition, and excited to be among the industry’s most forward-thinking edtech companies as finalists in the 2020 CODiE Awards,” said Kevin Michielsen, CEO of Watermark. “Recognition by the CODiE Awards is a testament to the strength of our solutions. It also highlights Watermark’s commitment to empowering institutions with better data for learning and supporting their continuous improvement efforts through the use of valuable student feedback.”

Acknowledged as the premier awards program for the software and information industries for 35 years, the SIIA CODiE Awards are produced by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software, education, media and digital content industries. EvaluationKIT was honored as one of 157 finalists across the 35 education technology categories.

“We are thrilled to unveil the 2020 CODIE Award finalists, the best in education technology,” said SIIA President Jeff Joseph. “These exciting innovations are setting the pace to improve outcomes in education for students, educators, and administrators.”

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 account for 80% of the overall score. SIIA members then vote on the finalist products. The scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners.

Education Technology category winners will be announced during an online winner announcement celebration May 19, 2020.

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 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.

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.