Shmoop Named Best Overall College Prep Company of the Year
Shmoop was recognized by the inaugural EdTech Breakthrough Awards, honoring the best companies, products and services in the field of educational technology.
Phoenix, Ariz., June 25, 2019—Shmoop, the digital publisher providing comprehensive test prep resources and certified online courses, has been named Best Overall College Prep Company of the Year by the 2019 EdTech Breakthrough Awards. The awards program is run by Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, and is devoted to honoring excellence in educational technology products, companies and people.
Tech Breakthrough also has awards programs in many of the other leading areas of technology innovation, including Internet of Things, medical technology, financial technology and mobile. This was the inaugural year for the edtech awards and, in addition to Shmoop, winning companies across other categories included Rosetta Stone, Canvas, Google, Course Hero, ClassLink and more.
“We’re excited to be the first-ever winners of the EdTech Breakthrough Award for Best Overall College Prep Company,” said Andy Rahden, Shmoop’s CEO. “Shmoop is committed to providing resources that are high-quality and comprehensive, giving students well-rounded support in their preparation for college and career. We are honored to be recognized for our successes in this area and we look forward to helping many more students achieve their goals.”
Shmoop prioritizes relevance and student engagement in all content, including its test prep and other college prep materials. Students can access test prep material for every AP exam, as well as prep materials and practice tests for the SAT, ACT, PSAT, GED and more, in addition to further college prep through the College Application Station. Shmoop gives students the opportunity to learn about the application process and financing an education, look through college profiles to learn about different schools and find the right match, and research numerous majors to find the right course of study.
There are also a number of college prep courses focused on financial literacy, study skills, writing a college application essay and more, as well as college and career videos to prepare students for the next step after high school. Videos cover such topics as financial aid and campus life, as well as careers like architect and wedding planner. This comprehensive package of resources illustrates why Shmoop earned the Best Overall College Prep Company of the Year honor.
Shmoop works with schools across the nation and its online content is viewed more than 48 million times per month. To learn about the company’s comprehensive digital curriculum, test prep and college prep offerings, including how to purchase a license for an individual, classroom, school or district, visit https://www.shmoop.com/.
Shmoop offers hundreds of thousands of pages of original content. Its Online Courses, Test Prep, Teaching Guides, Learning Guides, and interactive Study Tools are written by teachers and experts and balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous concepts. Shmoop sees 16 million unique visitors a month across desktop and mobile. The company has won numerous awards from EdTech Digest, Tech & Learning, and the Association of Educational Publishers. (www.shmoop.com).