October 28, 2009 — HONOLULU

 

—uBoost, providers of an award-winning online student performance

About uBoost

uBoost is an online performance recognition and rewards platform that enables educators to award students with

points for positive behaviors, which can then be redeemed for rewards. uBoost works across all age groups,

curricula, and achievement levels and offers educators an innovative way to recognize engagement and

incremental improvement. Recognition in the form of points, performance-based honor badges, and a coveted

spot on achiever leader-boards encourages students to put forth maximum effort. Students are able to choose

from a catalog containing thousands of rewards choices (from $.01 to $200.00), thereby ensuring that there is

something that interests and motivates them. Students can redeem for merchandise and gift cards; support their

favorite charitable cause; customize their own safe, virtual environment; or participate in contests to win premium

rewards such as iPods and Amazon.com gift cards. To maintain engagement, uBoost continues to offer new

rewards and contests to keep up with students’ changing interests and to ensure relevance throughout the school

year. uBoost partners with publishers, district administrators, online schools, tutoring companies, and private

education companies to design and implement student recognition and rewards programs. For more information

about uBoost, call 808-377-4810 or visit:

www.uBoost.com

www.youtube.com/uBoost100

www.twitter.com/uBoost

www.slideshare.net/uBoost

 

recognition and rewards platform, today announced a partnership with oaSES, the premier online management

software for Supplemental Educational Services (SES) providers. With this partnership, organizations using oaSES

to manage their SES operations will now be able to differentiate their services by offering a branded student

recognition and rewards program.

uBoost’s platform enables educators to award points for attendance, performance and positive behaviors, which

are redeemed by students for relevant rewards. Founded in 2008, the Company is quickly being recognized for

its impact in education. In May 2009, uBoost was recognized at the Software and Information Industry

Association (SIIA) Codie Awards as “Newcomer of the Year.” In August 2009, the Company was named a finalist

in the prestigious EdNET Awards for “Rookie of the Year” honors, underscoring the industry’s excitement for

uBoost’s approach to student recognition and rewards.

oaSES is a feature-rich, Web-based management software system designed to streamline the workload of SES

providers. Using the existing student data in oaSES, uBoost automatically creates student reward accounts and

allows SES managers to automatically award points. Students can redeem their points online or off-line, choosing

from thousands of rewards options. uBoost then sends the award within five days to the students home with no

further action necessary from the SES providers.

Appleton Learning, a provider of tutoring and SES programs, currently uses oaSES and will integrate the uBoost

functionality into their operations.

“uBoost and oaSES understand the day-to-day challenges of operating SES and tutoring programs,” says Glenn

Clayton, Operations Director of Appleton Learning. “The uBoost rewards system works seamlessly with our oaSES

software, helping us to offer a more robust and engaging experience for students, while simplifying or eliminating

many of the logistical aspects involved with running our program.”

“Despite scarce resources and declining budgets, SES and tutoring providers must still deliver programs that are

engaging and that foster academic achievement,” said John Bower, CEO of uBoost. “Organizations like Appleton

Learning have achieved improvements in student performance as well as significant cost savings by integrating

uBoost and foregoing the administrative expense of creating and managing their own recognition programs.”

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