Mileposts Named Best Product or Service

Silverback Mileposts tightly knits individualized learning plans and interventions with curriculum and assessment so schools can quickly become powerhouses of personalized learning

 BOISE, ID, March 25, 2014 – Silverback Learning Solutions (www.silverbacklearning.com), an educator-founded technology company and developer of Mileposts, a results-driven instructional improvement system installed in schools K-12 nationwide, today announced that it has won the Cool Tool Award for the Best Product or Service from EdTech Digest in its fourth annual Awards Recognition Program. The distinguished awards program recognizes outstanding solutions and the best and brightest minds in education and technology.

“We are honored to be recognized by the industry experts at EdTech Digest who understand that successful integration of data-driven technology into the classroom is vital to improving student achievement and paving the way for sound educational instruction in the 21st century. Mileposts is the powerful Student Achievement Solution (StAS) for today’s educators and combined with Gooru, a free search engine for learning, we provide teachers with the ability to organize student data into relevant, actionable information that can immediately be paired with personalized learning resources to drive sustainable student achievement, ” said Dr. Jim Lewis, CEO of Silverback Learning Solutions. “We were so pleased to be in such an elite group of finalists for this award.”

A distinguished panel of industry influencers and veterans conducted this year’s evaluation proceedings. “There is a lot of talent and quality out there, and we’re excited to recognize these cool tools, leaders and trendsetters in the education technology space,” said Victor Rivero, who oversees the program as Editor in Chief of EdTech Digest. “There are now thousands of startups, apps, and companies working in edtech, more than ever before. Shining a spotlight on the best and brightest, we intend to generate even more activity in this sector to continue pushing forward this education revolution for the benefit of future generations.”

About Silverback Learning Solutions
Silverback Learning Solutions is a company founded by educators to help fellow educators accelerate achievement in all students. Our award-winning student achievement solution, MilepostsTM, tightly knits individualized learning plans and interventions with curriculum and assessment, leveraging your existing investments in those areas so your schools can quickly become powerhouses of personalized learning. Mileposts is the first StAS to provide over 18 million free digital resources and assessment items indexed to state standards via the Gooru search engine for learning. With Mileposts, teachers can quickly create assignments and interventions, monitor achievement, and gain insights to improve instruction to any group, subgroup, or individual student. We provide all of this in one cloud-based, value-conscious platform, quick and easy for teachers, administrators, students, and parents to access from any device.
About the EdTech Digest Awards Program
Recognizing cool tools, trendsetters and leaders in the education and technology sector, the mission of the annual awards program is to get workable technology solutions for education widely known about and well thought of with the purpose of reshaping the education culture and creating a new and better future for students. Over the years, the best products and brightest minds have been featured helping millions of students, teachers, parents, administrators and others in and around education.

About EdTech Digest
EdTech Digest is a leading source of cool tools, in-depth interviews and notable trends in the education and technology space. Featuring movers and shakers in and around education dedicated to making a difference for our future generations, read it online at http://www.edtechdigest.com.

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Posted: March 25th, 2014