Apple’s PowerSchool was named Best Elementary/Secondary Management Solution at the 17th annual Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) Codie Awards.
In the 2002 awards ceremony, 41 Codie Awards were presented to representatives of winning companies that publish business, education and consumer software along with online information services.
PowerSchool is a completely Web-based student information system that enables districts and schools to record, access, report and manage their student data and performance records in real-time. Parents, students, teachers and administrators use the system to share information about grades, attendance records and homework assignments. The PowerSchool student information system is used by 2,000 schools in the U.S.
This year 325 companies nominated more than 700 products for the Codies. First round judging was completed by a broad panel of judges consisting of representatives from the industry trade press, mainstream technology writers and industry experts. Second round judging is based on votes from SIIA members. Member companies are provided one vote per company in each Codie Award category.
A complete list of
winners can be found online.
Other winners of interest to Mac users were:
Best Business Productivity Product or Service: Adobe Acrobat 5.0;
Best Enterprise Application Integration Solution: Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition, Sun Microsystems;
Best Graphic/Design Product: Macromedia FreeHand 10;
Best Personal Productivity/Creativity Solution: Adobe Photoshop Elements;
Best Software Development Product: Macromedia Flash.