Turnitin Celebrates 20 Million Graded Papers in GradeMark

Turnitin Celebrates 20 Million Graded Papers in GradeMark

Florida professor grades 20 millionth paper and wins prize for herself and university

OAKLAND, Calif. (Oct. 11, 2012)Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced that it reached a milestone of 20 million graded papers in its award-winning GradeMark tool on Oct. 4, 2012. To celebrate the milestone, Turnitin has awarded a prize to professor Tania Lopez and made a donation to the Florida International University Foundation.

“I was grading literacy narratives written by the students in my fully-online Writing & Rhetoric class,” said Lopez, an instructor at Florida International University. “Turnitin is a great learning tool that I’ve been using for years, and GradeMark allows me to leave more thoughtful feedback for my students.”

Lopez was presented with a check at a Turnitin user event in Miami on Oct. 9, 2012 as part of the Turnitin Teachers Tour.

“We’re happy to award professor Lopez and Florida International University with a $2,000 prize and donate an additional $2,000 to FIU Foundation for grading the 20 millionth paper,” said Ray Huang, Turnitin’s customer programs manager, as he presented the check to Lopez. “We’ve seen triple-digit growth in grading volume with GradeMark this school year as more and more instructors, like professor Lopez, are choosing to grade online.”

For more information about Turnitin’s approach to 20 million graded papers, visit: http://turnitin.com/en_us/products/grademark/20m.

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 http://turnitin.com.

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Media Contacts

• Chris Harrick, Vice President of Marketing, 510-764-7579, charrick@turnitin.com

• Emily Embury, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-216-7300 x19, emily@cblohm.com