ITASCA, Ill. – Glimpses by the river®, a leading developer of search-based assessments and analytics, today announced that it has won the award for Best Accessibility Solution at the first Equity Excellence Award program presented by the American Consortium for Equity in Education. Glimpses from the riverside solutions were selected because they are designed to serve learners of all ability levels – from those with physical or cognitive challenges to gifted students looking to challenge themselves. All Riverside Insights products are designed to maximize accessibility for all learners, including assessments with large print options, audio instructions and Braille, as well as creating versions to accommodate English learners.
“Equity is central to our mission to elevate the potential of all learners,” said Dr. Sarah Holman, former Special Education Administrator and bilingual assessor who is now Director of Marketing for Riverside Insights. “We live our commitment through our people, our processes, our products and our professional development to ensure that every learner has the chance to build on their strengths.”
“This category is particularly close to our hearts. Across our portfolio, accessibility, translation, adaptation, as well as local, regional and national standardization, are at the heart of our product development roadmap, as we seek to ensure that teachers , learners, families and communities are not left behind,” said Anna Houseman. , a former elementary school teacher and assessment director, who is now product director for Riverside Insights.
The Excellence in Equity Awards, which are designed to honor schools, educators and industry leaders, received more than 160 total nominations from across the United States, in addition to a number of submissions from around the world. entire. The awards were created to recognize, highlight, and celebrate high-impact work in K-12 education, as well as to broaden and enhance the discussion about equity in education. After review by the judges, the winning nominees were selected based on their outstanding achievement in advancing equitable opportunities and outcomes for all educators and learners.
“Educators and industry are part of the same team, dedicated to the same mission of ensuring equitable opportunities for all learners. The massive interest from all stakeholders in our inaugural awards program proves that this sentiment is true,” said Ross Romano, Chair of the Excellence in Equity Awards Program and Strategic Advisor to the American Consortium for Equity in Education. “It is an honor for me to announce the recipients of the Excellence in Equity 2022 and shine a light on the stories of those companies and leaders who are improving student and educator outcomes in schools around the world.”
To learn more about the winners in all categories, visit www.ace-ed.org/awards.
About the Equity Excellence Awards
The Excellence in Equity Awards program recognizes businesses, nonprofits, leaders, and educators whose work contributes to the critical goal of ensuring access and equity for every learner. Learn more about www.ace-ed.org/awards.
About Riverside Insights
Riverside Insights, one of the nation’s leading and oldest developers of research-based assessments and analytics, is driven by a powerful mission: to provide insights that help elevate potential and enrich student lives. , clinical patients, employees and organizations. globally. For more information, visit www.RiversideInsights.com.