Shmoop Wins EDDIE Awards in Two Categories, Demonstrating Its Status as a One-Stop Shop for Education

Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Each year, The ComputEd Gazette awards EDDIES to “innovative and content-rich programs and websites that augment the classroom curriculum and improve teacher productivity, providing parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence.” This year, Shmoop University (, a digital curriculum company working to make learning fun and accessible, has won in two categories: Test Preparation Courseware Website and Teacher Resources Website.

“We are thrilled to have been honored by The Gazette, especially with the quality and quantity of the competition,” says Ellen Siminoff, CEO of Shmoop. “Shmoop strives to provide the best resources for both teachers and students, and this recognition highlights those achievements.”

Shmoop’s Test Preparation courseware includes resources for over 60 exams, including SAT®, ACT®, SAT Subject Tests™, every AP® exam in existence, and many independent school entrance exams, high school exit exams, and college placement and assessment exams. Each product includes detailed and engaging review sections to help students enjoy the studying process, along with diagnostics, drills, practice exams, and answer explanations to be sure students are fully prepared on exam day.

Shmoop’s Teacher Resources are equally as engaging, offering lesson plans, activity suggestions, discussion and essay questions, and pop culture connections that will hook students (and teachers) in every subject from literature, history, and civics to economics and digital literacy.

In addition to Test Preparation and Teacher Resources, Shmoop also offers thousands of free Learning Guides on all subjects; free study tools for students, including Flashcards, Essay Lab, and Math Shack; and over 125 Online Courses in dozens of subjects. Shmoop’s Test Prep, Teacher Resources, and Courses are sold individually, but district and school licenses are also available at a discounted rate.

About Shmoop

Shmoop is a digital curriculum and test prep company that makes fun, rigorous learning and teaching resources. Shmoop content is written by experts and teachers, who collaborate to create high-quality and engaging materials for teachers and students. Shmoop Courses, Test Prep, Teaching Guides, and Learning Guides balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous concepts. Shmoop sees 10 million unique visitors a month on its site and offers more than 7,000 titles across the Web, iPhone, Android devices, iPad, Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader. The company has been honored twice by the Webby Awards, named “Best in Tech” twice by Scholastic Administrator, and awarded with Education Software Review Awards (EDDIES) three years in a row. Launched in 2008, Shmoop is headquartered in a labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, California.

ACT is a federally registered trademark of ACT, Inc. Shmoop University is not affiliated with or endorsed by ACT, Inc. SAT and AP are registered trademarks and SAT Subject Test is an owned trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, these products.


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