OAKLAND, Calif., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, was named a finalist for the Return on Education (ROE) Innovation Award sponsored by Arizona State University, the Clayton Christensen Institute and GSV Advisors. Turnitin was chosen in the Teacher Support category based on its ability to dramatically improve learning outcomes, provide substantial leverage to educators, significantly increase access and/or greatly reduce costs for educational institutions. Additional consideration was given for scale and sustainability achieved by a highly innovative approach. "We're honored to be named a finalist along with some of the leading names in educational technology," said Chris Caren, CEO at Turnitin. "Whether it's providing an originality report, leaving a voice comment, or grading with a rubric, educators recognize Turnitin as the best solution for providing the comprehensive feedback needed to engage students and improve writing skills." Winners will be announced at the ASU GSV Education Innovation Summit awards dinner on Wednesday, April 17th. 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. All products and services mentioned in this document are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.