WASHINGTON, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- EAB, the higher education division of The Advisory Board Company, announced today that its Student Success Collaborative platform was named one of three finalists for the 2014 SIIA Education CODiE Awards for Best Postsecondary Enterprise Solution. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier award for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for 29 years.
EAB's Student Success Collaborative (SSC) combines technology and best practice research to help colleges and universities use data to improve retention and graduation rates. At the core of SSC is a predictive analytics platform that helps assess student risk, defined as a student's likelihood to succeed in a major, and identifies institutional barriers to degree completion like bottleneck classes and ineffective course sequencing.
SSC also wires each school with a coordinated communication and analytics network to seamlessly connect at-risk students to campus resources proven to make a difference. SSC members have seen retention improvements as large as 8.3 percentage points in one year.
"It is an honor to be recognized as a CODiE Award finalist for the way we support our members – by providing innovative predictive technology and enabling members to turn insight into impact," said Scott Schirmeier, Executive Vice President, EAB. "This recognition is a credit to the progressive educators who contribute to the Student Success Collaborative by sharing scalable best practices, pushing ground-breaking changes to the platform, and collectively committing to improving student success."
"This year's finalists are breaking ground with new business models and innovative products. We are pleased to recognize the best in educational technology," 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."
For trends and best practices from the Student Success Collaborative, check out the Student Success Insights Blog.
Since its launch in 2007, EAB, a division of The Advisory Board Company, has become one of the largest providers of research, technology, and services to colleges and universities nationwide. Through the firm's innovative membership model, EAB helps solve the most pressing problems of academic and administrative leaders by drawing on insights from its more than 1,000 members. For more information, visit www.eab.com.
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.
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