Naviance by Hobsons Named SIIA Education Technology CODiE Award Finalist for Best College & Career Readiness Solution

Naviance by Hobsons earns prestigious industry recognition

ARLINGTON, VA - May 9, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader, today announced that Naviance was named a 2018 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the Best College & Career Readiness Solution category. Finalists represent applications, products and services from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the PreK-20 sector. Naviance was the 2017 CODiE Award winner in this category in 2017.

Naviance by Hobsons is the college and career readiness platform of choice for more than 40% of high schools nationwide and helps more than 13,000 K-12 schools and districts to align student strengths and interest to postsecondary goals. Naviance has been proven to improve key outcomes such as college application rates. Naviance has helped Naaman Forest High School (Garland ISD, TX) increase completion rates for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by more than 37 percent and has helped Chicago Public Schools increase college enrollment rates by 26 percent.

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries and have been recognizing product excellence for over 30 years. The awards offer 91 categories that are organized by industry focus of education technology and business technology. Naviance by Hobsons was honored as one of 152 finalists across the 39 education technology categories.

“I am impressed by the level of innovation and creativity demonstrated by the 2018 CODiE award finalists. These products are opening doors for learners of all ages by developing and utilizing new technologies to respond to student and educator needs.” said Ken Wasch, President of SIIA.

“Naviance is honored to be selected as a finalist within the Best College and Career Readiness Solution for the second year in a row,” said Monica Morrell, General Manager of Naviance. “It is our mission to provide schools and districts across the country reach 100% of students with the tools necessary to support their journey to become college and career ready and achieve their long-term goals.”

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 SIIA Annual Conference & CODiE Awards in San Francisco on June 13.

Details about each finalist are listed at http://www.siia.net/codie/Finalists

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 Hobsons

Hobsons helps students identify their strengths, explore careers, create academic plans, match to best-fit educational opportunities, and reach their education and life goals. Through our solutions, we enable thousands of educational institutions to improve college and career planning, admissions and best-fit matching, enrollment management, and student success and advising for millions of students around the globe. Our leading college and career readiness platform Naviance was named the 2017 SIIA CODiE Award winner in the Best College and Career Readiness Solution category.

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