Los Angeles, May 28, 2019—Leading education innovator Age of Learning, Inc.®, announced today that it has won two Gold Stevie Awards for its expert-curated digital library ReadingIQ, in the “Family & Kids” and “Reading/English/Language Arts Instructional Solution” categories. The Stevie Awards®, presented by The American Business Awards®, honor the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals.
Available on computers, tablets, and smartphones, ReadingIQTM provides families with thousands of high-quality books specifically selected by literacy experts for children 12 and under, at a low monthly or annual fee. Age of Learning provides the entire ReadingIQ library at no cost to teachers for classroom use, with the ability to assign books to their students to read in class and even at home.
ReadingIQ’s low cost, ease of use, and breadth of high-quality content are particularly vital in light of nationwide surveys revealing that the lack of access to books is a major barrier to children’s reading development. Teachers report that students with access to both physical and digital libraries are significantly more likely to be reading above grade level than peers without such access.
“Our goal with ReadingIQ is to introduce children to exciting fiction and non-fiction literature that matches their interests and puts them on the path toward developing a lifelong love of reading,” said Doug Dohring, founder and CEO of Age of Learning. “We appreciate this recognition by The American Business Awards and will continue to create innovative products that bring learning to life for kids of all ages across the U.S. and around the world.”
Judges applauded ReadingIQ’s wide selection of books and ease of use, as well as its accessibility and engaging design.
“The ReadingIQ app is well made and provides a good set of books for kids at all age groups, customized to the child’s age,” wrote one judge. “The support for gamification and curation makes the content wonderful.”
“Impressive concept and love that the program is free for educators,” said another judge.
The 2019 Stevie Awards received more than 3,800 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry for consideration in a wide range of categories. ReadingIQ earned the highest level of recognition—the Gold Stevie Award—in both of the categories it entered.
“The nominations submitted to The 2019 American Business Awards were outstanding. They illustrate the continued vibrancy of innovation and high level of achievement across the American economic landscape,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.
Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2019 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA. ReadingIQ is available at www.ReadingIQ.com, or can be downloaded to smartphones and tablets through the Apple App Store or Google Play.