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This esteemed award, presented in Denver, CO, recognizes products and businesses that are innovatively transforming education in schools worldwide.

Otus Wins Tech & Learning’s Best of Show Award at ISTELive 2024

Author: David Specht | Press |

Otus, a leading K-12 student data and assessment solution, is excited to announce that it won Tech & Learning’s Best of Show Award at ISTELive 2024. This esteemed award, presented in Denver, CO, recognizes products and businesses that are innovatively transforming education in schools worldwide.

The award nominees were evaluated on ease of use, value, uniqueness in the market, and their ability to simplify teachers’ lives while supporting student achievement. The Otus platform stood out for its comprehensive capabilities that support classroom and district innovation, helping educators streamline their workflows and improve student outcomes.

Designed by teachers for teachers, Otus consolidates grading, assessment, progress monitoring, and student data into one user-friendly tool. This enables educators to monitor students’ academic growth, social-emotional development, and progress toward personalized learning goals effectively and efficiently.

Otus has an intuitive interface that allows educators to customize grading scales, utilize prebuilt assessments, and track student performance. The platform’s seamless integration of features supports educators throughout the entire teaching process, enabling them to set and track attainable milestones for students.

“Our team is thrilled to receive this recognition for the second year in a row,” said Chris Hull, co-founder and president of Otus. “This award reflects the hard work and dedication of everyone at Otus in continuously improving the platform, elevating our user experience, and fostering our growing community. Over the past year, we’ve introduced exciting updates, enhancing everything from our gradebook to assessments to analytics. Looking ahead, we’re eager to release AI features that will further empower educators to personalize learning and support every student’s journey. Ultimately, our commitment remains steadfast in providing innovative solutions that make a meaningful impact on education.”

Recent updates to the Otus platform include a partnership with Exemplars to integrate standards-based math tasks and rubrics, enhancing progress tracking and feedback, and a redesigned assessment analytics that provides deeper insights into student performance. Additionally, Otus has introduced standards-based grading improvements with keyboard accessibility and modern visuals, new visuals in third-party analytics for better data insights, and an AI question generator to assist educators in creating high-quality, standards-referenced questions.

At this year’s ISTELive, Otus co-founder and president Chris Hull took the stage to share more about the future of AI-powered Otus. Read about Hull’s exciting presentation on AI here. These innovations continue to streamline the education process, making it easier for teachers to identify areas needing reteaching and to support students effectively.

As an award winner, Otus will be featured in Tech & Learning’s annual Awards Issue later this year, showcasing its innovative contributions to education technology.

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