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MIND Research Institute Named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist in Two Categories

Irvine, Calif., Apr 2, 2015 MIND Research Institute today announced that ST Math: Middle School Supplement was named a finalist for the 2015 Software and Information Industry Association Education CODiE Awards in two categories: Best Game-based Curriculum Solution and Best Mathematics Instructional Solution. The SIIA CODiE Awards have been recognizing product excellence in software and information industries for 29 years. The awards have over 85 categories, 28 of which are focused on education.

Launched in 2014, ST Math: Middle School Supplement builds on ST Math’s successful preschool through fifth-grade curricula. The middle school supplement creates a foundation for success in Algebra 1 by remediating students on concepts from previous grade levels and by building students’ conceptual understanding of select on-grade level math concepts from 6th, 7th and 8th grade mathematics. The software is designed to connect interactive visual models to abstract concepts and language components for each math topic. The built-in diagnostic tool personalizes the learning path for students and gives each student the intervention content that he or she needs. Individualized student reports provide teachers with diagnostic results and real-time content mastery for each student.

The impact of the ST Math curricula from kindergarten through fifth grade on student math achievement has been proven in numerous analyses over the years, most recently in a study by the independent education research firm WestEd. Schools using ST Math consistently experience double to almost triple the growth in percentage of students testing proficient or better on state standardized math tests, when compared to similar schools not using the program.

“MIND’s ST Math: Middle School Supplement is a critical component of achieving our mission of ensuring every child is mathematically equipped to solve the world’s most challenging problems,” said Matthew Peterson, Ph.D., creator of ST Math and co-founder and CEO of MIND. “It’s an honor to have an organization like SIIA recognize excellence in our newest ST Math program, and to make more people aware of the unique kind of work we do every day to advance math education across the country.”

ST Math has won a number of industry awards, including the STEM Innovation Award from the Silicon Valley Education Foundation (2012), the eSchool Media Readers Choice Award (2012), District Administration’s “Top 100 Products” (2014, 2012, 2011, 2010) and the CODiE Award for Best Instructional Solution (2008).

All winners of this year’s CODiE Awards will be announced during a special awards dinner at the Education Industry Summit, in San Francisco on May 5. The announcement will also be live streamed.

“This year’s finalists are breaking ground with new business models and innovative products. We are pleased to recognize the best in educational technology with these 157 products,” said Karen Billings, vice president of the SIIA Education Technology Industry Network. “I look forward to honoring them all in May at the Education Industry Summit.”

Details about each finalist are listed at siia.net/codies/2015/finalists.asp.

About SIIA
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age. For more information, visit www.siia.net.The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of SIIA serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide educational software applications, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the K-20 sector. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information. For more information on ETIN of SIIA, visit siia.net/etin.

About MIND Research Institute
MIND Research Institute is a neuroscience and education social benefit organization, dedicated to ensuring that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world’s most challenging problems. MIND's distinctive visual approach to math and problem-solving is the basis of its innovative, research-proven ST Math® programs for elementary and secondary schools. The visually-based ST Math program has been shown to double or triple schools’ growth rates in math proficiency. MIND's programs currently reach 800,000 students and 31,000 teachers in 2,500 schools in 40 states. For more information, visit www.mindresearch.org.

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For more information contact:
Christine Byrd
MIND Research Institute
949-345-8636
cbyrd@mindresearch.org

Allison Bostrom
SIIA
202-289-7442
abostrom@siia.net

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