Aperture Education Wins 2021 EdTech Breakthrough Award


Aperture Student Portal, which supports social and emotional learning in high school, is named “Best Competency-based Education Solution”

Charlotte N.C. (June 9, 2021) — Aperture Education, the leading provider of researched-backed social and emotional learning (SEL) assessments for K-12 schools, was named a winner in the EdTech Breakthrough Awards for its high school SEL solution. The Aperture Student Portal was named “Best Competency-based Education Solution” in the awards, which recognize the top technology companies, solutions and products in the education industry. In all, more than 2,000 nominations were submitted. The full list of winners can be viewed at https://edtechbreakthrough.com/2021-winners.

The Aperture Student Portal is an online SEL platform specifically designed for high school. It guides students through taking the DESSA (the leading strength-based assessment for social and emotional competence) and provides them with immediate feedback to help engage students in the growth of their social and emotional competencies such as self-awareness, personal responsibility, and decision making. The platform helps students create their own SEL growth plan based on research-based strategies and SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-based) goals—all through a gamified, mobile-friendly system. The platform also allows educators and administrators to gain insights to deliver the right interventions to the right students, track student progress with longitudinal reporting, and serve as advocates and support team members to aid students in their personal goal setting. 

“Social and emotional learning is critical to student wellbeing, especially after the past year, and SEL skills are also vital to help high school students prepare for careers and college,” said Jessica Adamson, CEO of Aperture Education. “The Aperture Student Portal was designed with the specific needs of high school students in mind. This award win recognizes the important work we are doing in  engaging and motivating high school students as they build their SEL competencies.”

For more information about the Aperture Student Portal visit https://info.apertureed.com/highschool.

About Aperture Education 

Aperture Education empowers over 3,000 schools and out-of-school-time programs across North America to measure, strengthen, and support social and emotional competence in K-12 youth and educators. This system enables education leaders to make strategic, data-based decisions about SEL within their organizations. The Aperture system includes the DESSA suite of strength-based assessments, CASEL™-aligned intervention strategies, and robust reporting, all in one easy-to-use digital platform. Aperture has supported more than one million students in their social and emotional growth and continues to develop innovative solutions to bring the whole child into focus. To learn more, visit www.ApertureEd.com.  

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