Aperture Education Named Winner in 2019 Tech Edvocate Awards

Company wins in the Best Global EdTech Startup category

Charlotte N.C. (Sept. 12, 2019) — Aperture Education, which provides assessments and resources to support social-emotional learning programs, was named Best Global EdTech Startup by the 2019 Tech Edvocate Awards.

The Tech Edvocate Awards is an annual awards program that recognizes the year’s top EdTech companies, products and people. It selects winners based on an evaluation by a panel of judges combined with results from a public voting period.

“We created Aperture Education in 2017 because we believed in the power of social-emotional learning programs to support student success, both in and out of the classroom,” said Jessica Adamson, CEO of Aperture Education. “We are extremely proud of our growth, the partnerships we’ve made and the number of children we’ve served. We are honored to be named Best Global Edtech Startup by the Tech Edvocate Awards.”

Aperture Education provides strength-based online social and emotional learning assessments and resilience-building resources to help schools and out-of-school programs address the whole child. It also provides professional development to support the social-emotional health of educators. The company was formed by two organizations – the Devereux Center for Resilient Children, a non-profit which promotes resilience in children, and Apperson, Inc., a for-profit which provides educators with data to make informed instructional decisions.

Aperture Education has experienced significant growth since it was created. Its SEL assessments are being used by 30,000 educators, 2,300 schools/sites and 435 programs in 47 U.S. states. Aperture projects an estimated 1 million of its assessments will be administered by customers this year. Aperture’s flagship SEL assessments, the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA) and DESSA-mini, are featured in the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)’s SEL Assessment Guide.

For more information on Aperture Education, visit https://apertureed.com/.

To view the full list of 2019 Tech Edvocate Award winners and finalists, visit https://www.theedadvocate.org/finalists-and-winners-of-the-2019-tech-edvocate-awards/

About Aperture Education

Aperture Education specializes in social and emotional learning (SEL) solutions. Our flagship product, the DESSA Comprehensive SEL System, allows educators to measure, strengthen, and support social-emotional competence in youth in grades K-12. The DESSA System includes a suite of strength-based assessments, a universal screener that can be administered in less than a minute, and growth strategies and foundational practices to strengthen social and emotional competence. The DESSA System is lauded by researchers because it meets high standards for reliability and validity and is appreciated by educators for its ability to easily and quickly identify each student’s personal SEL strengths and provide practical supports that result in improved student outcomes. In addition to supporting the social-emotional skills of children, we recently launched the Educator Social Emotional Reflection and Training (EdSERT) tool. EdSERT is a professional development program to support the social-emotional competency and well-being of educators. For more information, go to www.ApertureEd.com.

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