OAKLAND, Calif., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, was named a finalist for the 2013 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Cross-Curricular Solution in the education category. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier award for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for 27 years. "It's an honor to be among the CODiE finalists," said Chris Caren, CEO of Turnitin. "Sixty percent of the one million instructors using Turnitin teach subjects other than English. These educators realize that using Turnitin to evaluate student writing across the curriculum provides a consistent institutional standard for promoting academic integrity, improving student writing and monitoring student progress." This year's SIIA CODiE Awards program features 23 Education categories, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends and business models. Winners will be announced during a special awards dinner at the Ed Tech Industry Summit in San Francisco on May 6. About Turnitin Turnitin is the global leader in evaluating and improving student writing. The company's cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading and peer review saves instructors time and provides rich feedback to students. One of the most widely distributed educational applications in the world, Turnitin is used by more than 10,000 institutions in 126 countries to manage the submission, tracking and evaluation of student papers online. Turnitin also offers iThenticate, a plagiarism detection service for commercial markets, and WriteCheck, a suite of formative tools for writers. Turnitin is backed by Warburg Pincus and is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with an international office in Newcastle, U.K. For more information, please visit www.turnitin.com. About SIIA SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 700 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. The SIIA Education Divisionserves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content and other technologies that address educational needs. For more information, visit www.siia.net/education. All products and services mentioned in this document are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.